A legend and visionary in the comic book industry, Lee had in recent years been a regular on the big screen due to his consistent cameos in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Lee's cameos have become an extra treat included in the MCU films that many, if not all fans anxiously wait to spot in the film. His wife of 69 years, Joan Lee, had passed away last year.
"I felt someday I'd write the "Great American Novel" and I didn't want to use my real name on these silly little comics", Lee once said, explaining why he had forsaken his given name, Stanley Lieber. "Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there", according to the statement.
While many celebrities have since paid their respects to the icon in heartfelt personal messages, Gwyneth, who plays Pepper Potts in Marvel movies including Iron Man and The Avengers, sparked backlash with her unorthodox approach.
The 95-year-old Marvel legend died yesterday, but fans will still get to enjoy his cameos in a few more unreleased movies. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives.
Lee and Gene Colan co-created the first Captain Marvel that debuted in December 1967. "It seemed like a tradition you should not break, even though it was the first one", Feige said of the day on the set of 2000's X-Men. The actor voiced a character in Lee's Mighty 7 in 2014.
Stan Lee scripted, art-directed, and edited most of the comic book series at Marvel Comics throughout the 1960s. Marvel's video focuses on the person and the personality behind those superheroes. And that's where excelsior came from, and they never did take up on it, thank goodness.