Stan Lee would have turned 100 years old on December 28, 2022, but he breathed his last on 12 November 2018 at 95 years old due to his old age. DC’s Deathstroke star Joe Manganiello also had his birthday on this day, so he tweeted over Twitter wishing both of them, “Happy Birthday to us…“.
The DC star did not hesitate to pay respects to the MCU legend who forged and paved the way for superheroes in Marvel Comics. A day has come for the DCEU and MCU fans put aside their quarrels and celebrate their birthdays in unison.
Happy Birthday to us…pic.twitter.com/nOOnE8Jzmd
— JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) December 28, 2022
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Marvel Comics Legend: Stan Lee
Stanley Martin Lieber was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business called Timely Productions which we now know as Marvel Comics. He was the one who led this company for two decades from a small publishing house to a multimedia corporation as its primary leader.
Stan Lee created iconic superhero characters such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, the Fantasic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Scarlet witch, and Black Widow and many other characters along with his co-workers Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. His contribution to the comic world challenged the restrictions of the Comic Code Authority, indirectly leading to changing its policies.
Lee remained a public figure head even after his retirement in the 1990s and frequently made cameos in films and television on MCU movies and tv shows on which he recieved an executive director credit, which resulted on him being the highest grossing person in film of all times. Stan Lee recieved the NEA’s National Medal of Arts in 2008 and was inducted into Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995.
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DCEU Deathstroke: Joe Manganiello
In an interview with Collider, Deathstroke actor Joe Manganiello briefly talked about his role as Slade Wilson in the original Justice League film. While Manganiello refused to provide any details regarding this matter, he did confirm that the original scenes that were altered after Zack Snyder left the project and Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the film will be restored in the cut.
“If I was a part of it, it wouldn’t be my place to announce that. That would be Zack [Snyder]’s place, Whether or not that’s happening. That is an answer that’s below my NDA level.”
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Although there is barely any content relating to the post credit scene, Deathstroke actor shared some light on this matter by saying
“On my social media, I talked about [how] there was an original end credits sequence that was altered for the release of Justice League, Once Batman was cancelled, they altered that scene. So, here you go, but I wrote about that on my social media. There’s an original scene that will be restored to what it was originally.”
Justice League is available for streaming on HBO Max