A bevy of Hollywood stars have all come together in a single video to send their love to Stan Lee after the legendary comic book writer was awarded with feet and hands imprinting ceremony at the TLC Chinese Theater, Los Angeles. The event which took place last month was held in honor of the artist’s unparelleled contribution to pop culture with his decades’ worth of work in creating countless memorable comic book characters that are now being brought to life on the bigand small screen via various film and TV productions.
It is no secret that despite the existence of Marvel Studios’ massive Marvel Cinematic Universe who utilizes characters like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America, there are other franchises who uses some of Lee’s acclaimed creations like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. The mutants and the powerful foursome are both under 20th Century Fox where they have their own respective blockbuster series exisiting separate with the MCU. Fans have long been dreaming of a crossover on the big screens involving the two properties just like in the comics and while that may seem to not be in the foreseeable future just yet, we can enjoy a montage video of featuring actors and directors working on Marvel projects transcending film studio boundaries in the meantime.
The video, which you can check above, is courtesy of YouTube channel MrSlyDar. The clip was shown during the after party of Lee’s TLC imprinting ceremony held earlier that day. Although there were some key personalities that were able to come celebrate with him in person like, there were still a lot of others that would have wanted to come join the fun but were rather occupied with filming respective ongoing productions. Not wanting to miss the opportunities to honor Lee, MCU actors Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr. and directors Taika Waititi from Thor: Ragnarok and Peyton Reed from Ant-Man all sent their love via video messages instead.
The Fox Marvel Universe also had some representatives like Sir Ian McKellen, Ryan Reynolds, and filmmaker and producer Bryan Singer. Further, Star Wars‘ lead and prolific voice actor Mark Hamill and Sony/Marvel‘s newest iteration of Spider-Man, Tom Holland likewise offered their respective congratulatory messages to Lee.
On top of Stan Lee creating most of these characters brought to life on the big screen by the aforementioned actors, the 94-year-old legend is also the connective tissue among all the Marvel film/small screen projects regardless of the studio producing thanks to his mandatory cameos. The comic book writer, thus far, has over 30 special appearances and the number is expected to grow larger with a lot of movies and TV shows on the Marvel docket as a whole.
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