Marvel Entertainment celebrates Stan Lee’s centennial birthday with a confirmation of a Disney+ documentary about the legend’s life and works. Lee passed away in 2018 at the age of 95, a massive loss to the comics community.
Lee is the co-creator of the Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Hulk. He is famous for his cameos in Marvel movies, a scene most avid fans always look forward to in theaters.
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Marvel Celebrates Stan Lee’s 100th Birthday With A Disney+ Documentary
In Marvel’s latest tweet, the documentary teaser features glimpses of Lee’s appearances and roles. The montage completes an illustration of the comics creator, a testament to decades worth of contribution to the field of comics and movies.
100 years of dreaming. 100 years of creating. 100 years of Stan Lee.
Stan Lee, an Original documentary, is streaming 2023 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/2ufWu77vB8
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) December 28, 2022
Stan Lee worked as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, and undoubtedly became the most popular figure known to fans for his long history of work in the comics community. His career started in 1941 when he published his first oeuvre, a story from the fifth issue of Captain America comics. He began receiving recognition in the pop culture industry in the 1960s.
Aside from working with fellow artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee became involved in the company as an executive producer on several Marvel movie productions.
A message from Stan Lee’s official Twitter account reads:
“100 years ago, Stan was born in NYC. Over the last century, his work changed the pop culture landscape & influenced millions. At LA Comic Con, fans left messages for Stan’s centennial. Inspiration. Legend. Hero. These are some of the words that came up again & again. #StanLee100”
Genius Brands International celebrated Lee’s 100th birthday early this month and released exclusive branded merchandise in their new online shop. The company is a legitimate seller of all things Stan Lee-related and also serves as executive producer of the upcoming documentary.
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Stan Lee Changed The Art Of Comics Forever
Lee became the face of Marvel and an inspiration to many aspiring comic artists and lovers around the world. His passing was greatly mourned, but his life is celebrated in many ways. Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement after Lee’s death in 2018 via The Hollywood Reporter:
“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.”
Fans commemorate Lee’s legacy through heartfelt messages using the #StanLee100 hashtag:
always thankful for you and your stories and the characters you wrote them for. I’ve grown to see a piece of myself in most, if not all of them, and it’s made me into the person I am today.
happy 100th birthday up there, Stan. you made me greater.#StanLee100 pic.twitter.com/PnMGmp2wlg
— Greer 🏹 (@hawkguy_1964) December 28, 2022
Stan Lee’s 100th Birthday! #stanlee #stanlee100 @TheRealStanLee pic.twitter.com/AsU7Baw2MY
— J. Scott Campbell♠️🎨 (@JScottCampbell) December 29, 2022
December 28th, 2022. Today would've been @TheRealStanLee's 100th birthday. Thank you, Stan, for creating so many iconic characters that we still adore to this day and for being an inspiration for so many, including myself. We still miss you. Happy birthday! Excelsior! #StanLee100 pic.twitter.com/GycbjfMkuU
— Yoko Higuchi (@theYokoHiguchi) December 28, 2022
In honor of what would be @TheRealStanLee’s 100th birthday, here are some of my Stan Lee commissions and covers!
Cover colors by @rachellecheri!#stanlee #stanlee100 pic.twitter.com/xFtDtO2ULm
— Todd Nauck (@ToddNauck) December 28, 2022
Today, 28 december 1922 #StanLee was born.
"Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups"#StanLee100 #Marvel pic.twitter.com/vpXjHXGWNK
— MoSt3r⚡️ (@0xMoSt3r) December 28, 2022
Stan Lee, an original documentary featuring the Marvel legend’s colorful life and works, will arrive in Disney+ this 2023.
Source: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter
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