American comic-book legend Stan Lee died at the age of 95 on Monday, November 12. Immediately, both his fans and many of the people who worked with him paid tribute over social media.
Lee was a veritable icon as the former editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics. In his career, Lee helped create renowned characters like Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men. With co-writer Larry Lieber, he even played a part in the creation of Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor.
Here’s how fans from inside Marvel Studios and beyond are remembering Stan Lee across various forms of social media.
Ryan Reynolds, who plays the Marvel character Deadpool, posted an image of Lee’s cameo from the first Deadpool movie.
Steven DeKnight, who served as executive producer on Daredevil Season 1, shared a passage written by Lee condemning bigotry and hatred.
Deborah Ann Woll who plays journalist Karen Paige in Netflix’s Daredevil series, shared a classic comics drawing of Lee with several of the iconic characters he helped create.
Jamie Chung, who plays the mutant Blink in X-Men spin-off The Gifted, had the following tribute:
Chris Evans, who’s played Steve Rogers/Captain America, since 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, shared his own thoughts as well.
Infrequent Twitter user and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige paid tribute to Lee’s impact on his own career and life.
Bill Rosemann, executive creative director at Marvel Games, reminded his follows of the brave messages Lee published over the years.
Even Disney President Bog Iger issued a statement as part of a blog post from the company.
Hugh Jackman, who played Wolverine for 17 years, offered the following words as well:
Instagram was another popular place for Marvel actors to share memories of Stan Lee. The Russo Brothers, writers and directors behind Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and the upcoming Avengers 4 simply wrote “Thank you for filling our childhoods with such joy.”
Finn Jones, who played Danny Rand in Marvel’s Iron Fist until the series’ cancellation in October, shared his thoughts over the social media platform.
Punisher actor Jon Bernthal shared a blurry image of himself and Lee thanking the comics creator.
The MCU’s Spider-Man Tom Holland accurately wrote on Instagram that “millions of us are indepted” to Stan Lee for his work.
Josh Brolin, who plays the infamous Thanos in the MCU, also shared his thoughts on Instagram.
Robert Downey Jr., the actor behind Tony Stark and Iron Man, also took to Instagram for his tribute to Lee, writing, “I owe it all to you…”
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