Stan Lee, the beloved co-creator of dozens of Marvel characters, passed away at the end of 2018 at the age of 95. Until his death, he also made a number of fun cameos in Marvel Studios films about his comic book characters. Fans unfamiliar with the origin of their favorite superheroes soon looked forward to seeing their creator pop into the cinematic world.
His last cameo was in Avengers: End Game (2019), but now, Stan Lee will grace our screens once again in a documentary about his life! Check out a compilation of his cameos in the official announcement video Marvel posted for the documentary:
In the announcement, Marvel wrote, “100 years of dreaming. 100 years of creating. 100 years of Stan Lee.”
Lee’s documentary will stream on Disney Plus on June 16 after debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Marvel announced the documentary on December 28, 2022, which would have been Stan Lee’s 100th birthday. It will celebrate his near century-long existence from his childhood in New York City to the creation and success of Marvel Comics.
Stan Lee began his career in 1941 and created iconic characters such as Spider-Man, all of The Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Thor and Loki, Nick Fury, Black Panther, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and more.
Movieweb.com suggests that fans look forward to seeing how Stan Lee’s influence shaped a generation of comic book lovers and generations more of moviegoers. It will be interesting to see how his peers describe working with him because Lee always appeared charismatic and full of life on screen.
What did Stan think of his own work and his characters’ wild, worldwide success? Stan Lee wanted to write novels – did he regret not doing so? True fans want to see Lee outside of his widely distributed footage and seen behind the curtain into the man he really was day to day.
Hopefully, Disney Plus’ original documentary of his life doesn’t gloss over his flaws because people want to see what made him human. After all, thanks to him, we have plenty of other heroes.
Stream Stan Lee starting June 16 on Disney Plus.