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Spider-Man Director Didn’t Want Stan Lee To Have A Cameo In The Film

The first major feature-length Marvel Comics adaptation to include the late Stan Lee was 2000’s X-Men, so by the time 2002’s Spider-Man went into production, these cameos had yet to be solidified as an established tradition, and apparently director Sam Raimi wasn’t too happy with the idea.

Speaking to THR, the filmmaker recalled how producer Avi Arad pushed him into giving Lee some screen time in Peter Parker’s first cinematic outing:

“I got the job for Spider-Man in 1999. And [Marvel head] Avi Arad said, ‘I want you to put Stan in the movie.’ And I was like, ‘No. I know Stan, and he can’t act.’ And Avi was, ‘I want him in the movie. We did it for X-Men, we’re doing it here.’ Now imagine you’re a minor director in England doing Macbeth and you’re told, ‘Put the writer in the play.’ It sounds absurd.
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Dave Bautista Thanks Stan Lee For Inspiring Him

Once the news broke that Stan Lee had passed away, the internet quickly flooded with an overwhelming number of messages from fans and acquaintances thanking the legendary comic book creator for his work.

Among these many tributes is one from Dave Bautista, who recalled in a tweet how starstruck he always was in the presence of the man:

“He was always good to me and I giggled like a kid every time he said my name. Stan Lee knows my name,wow! I was always so star struck that I don’t think I ever thanked him for inspiring me. Through his characters and through his life. Thank you Stan”

These days, Bautista looks to have experienced a bit of a falling out with Marvel Studios over the controversial firing of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, with the Drax actor admitting that he’s not sure if he
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Samuel L. Jackson Thanks Stan Lee In Moving Tribute Message

It’s been a tough week for Marvel fans the world over as the legend that was Stan Lee passed away on Monday, at the grand age of 95. Twitter has been awash with comic book creators, movie stars and fans paying their respects to the great man whose work touched so many of our lives. And Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson, is among them, penning a beautifully-put tribute to Lee.

“Thank you @TheRealStanLee,” Jackson wrote,” for the escape from this world & great joy inhabiting the ones you created!! You made so many believe in the good, the heroic, the villainous, the exciting, most of all, you were giving & gracious to us all. Rip.”

Of course, Jackson has the honor of playing one of Lee’s creations in the indefatigable S.H.I.E.L.D. director, though strictly speaking, the McU’s Nick Fury is based on the Ultimate version,
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Stan Lee Gets Heartfelt Tribute from the Original Avengers Cast

Stan Lee Gets Heartfelt Tribute from the Original Avengers Cast
The original cast of the The Avengers took out a full-page ad to pay tribute to the late great Stan Lee. Amazing tributes have been pouring in from all over the world. Fans of all walks of life have gone on to social media to reveal what Lee meant to them, and now, the original Avengers have taken it to the next level with their tribute to Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics, and the man behind many of the most beloved superheroes of all time.

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, and Chris Evans paid for a full-page ad in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter. The background image is of the iconic Avengers "A" logo drawn in gray against a black background. You can read the touching message to Stan Lee below.

"We acknowledge his creative contribution, the thousands of men and women it has long employed,
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Stan Lee’s Final Year Was Full Of Betrayal, Chaos And Unhappiness

As the tributes flood in for the departed Stan Lee, it’s important to remember that while the great man left us a magnificent and inspiring legacy of superheroism, the last year of his life was pockmarked by unnecessary drama and sinister figures. I’ve been writing about Lee’s problems for a while now, and together, they make for a series of increasingly strange and worrying stories that had many concerned for the wellbeing of the comic book legend.

They began last summer when Joan, his wife of seven decades died. Sensing vulnerability, the vultures swooped in and began picking at his fortune and exploiting his fame. There’d been repeated reports of power struggles over who will care for Lee, with those responsible ending up controlling his financial affairs. Into this came florist turned publicist Jerry Olivarez, Lee’s longtime road manager Max Anderson and memorabilia dealer Keya Morgan
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Stan Lee Wanted To Make More Marvel Cameos Before He Died

Few people have a better understanding of Stan Lee’s immense contributions to comic book history than the man who took over his role as Marvel Comics Eic, Roy Thomas. So when the news broke earlier this week of the writer’s passing, it figures that Lee’s old friend and colleague had some reverent words to say about the legend, while also recalling his continued enthusiasm for his patented Marvel movie cameos.

Speaking to Bleeding Cool, Thomas reminisced about Lee’s final days, saying that he was still keen to return to the big screen so long as it didn’t create too many problems:

“At that time, it was obvious that he lacked much of the old Stan Lee energy that everybody had got to know at conventions and in movie cameos, but when I asked him about future cameos, he expressed a real interest in making them,
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Comics Corner: Tap Dance Killer #3, Firefly #1, Jook Joint #2, Dark Ark #11, Gideon Falls #8

Get excited, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly, because Captain Malcolm Reynolds has returned in an origin story you won't want to miss. Firefly #1 from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid is now available on shelves. Also in today's Comics Corner: Tap Dance Killer #3, Jook Joint #2, Dark Ark #11, and Gideon Falls #8.

Firefly #1: "(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett

Boom! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon, presents an all-new era of the pop culture phenomenon Firefly, as one of the most demanded stories in the franchise's history is revealed for the first time! Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job-legal or not-to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Find out now how his story began as Boom! Studios delves into Mal's past, how he met his first mate
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Kevin Feige Teases Stan Lee Surprises In Upcoming Marvel Studios Movies

Stan Lee’s passing was a sad day for all. Over the last 50 years, his groundbreaking comic book work in the 1960s and beyond dominated the genre and went a long way to making Marvel Comics what it is today, which itself spawned the outrageously successful and critically beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the X-Men franchise and myriad other standalone features.

And though those films might have spanned multiple planets and eras, there’s been one constant throughout all of them: a cheeky and often humorous cameo by Lee himself. In fact, he became so notorious for popping up that he made an appearance in the PlayStation 4 smash Marvel’s Spider-Man and, even more unexpectedly, in the DC film Teen Titans Go! To The Movies.

Though you’d expect these to finish now, it’s been widely reported that Marvel Studios (presumably conscious of Lee’s age) shoot
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Avengers 4 Star Sebastian Stan Shares His Memories Of Stan Lee

As the world continues to process the news of Stan Lee’s passing, many McU regulars have offered their heartfelt thoughts and reflections on the man who helped make Marvel what it is today. Among these tributes is one from Sebastian Stan, who’s had a decades-spanning journey through this comic book universe in the role of Bucky Barnes.

Speaking to Collider, the star shared a quick memory from the times he met Lee in person.

“I only met him a few times,” Stan said. “I never got a full one-on-one with him but he was always like, ‘Remember, Bucky’s one of the good ones. Bucky’s a good guy.’”

Though Lee himself wasn’t involved in the creation of Captain America’s oldest friend, his work as a writer proved fundamental in shaping the universe the character now occupies.

Relive All Of Stan Lee's Marvel Cameos With This
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Kevin Feige Says Stan Lee Loved Every One Of His Cameos

Once the news broke that Stan Lee had passed away, the internet quickly flooded with tributes from stars and filmmakers who felt indebted to the writer for his unparalleled contributions to the superhero genre. And as a man whose career is utterly inseparable from the Marvel brand, it figures that Kevin Feige would be full of kind words for the legendary comic book creator.

The current Marvel Studios head met Lee on his first major film job as associate producer for 2000’s X-Men, for which Stan Lee would shoot the first in a long line of Marvel movie cameos. Since then, the pair have reunited many times, and in an interview with THR, Feige recalled how Lee would always bring some fresh energy to the on-set atmosphere.

“It would be a holiday on set, when he came to do this cameos. That’s how much he inspired people. Whether it
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New Zealand Newspaper Mistakenly Prints 'Spike Lee Dies at 95' Instead of Stan Lee

New Zealand Newspaper Mistakenly Prints 'Spike Lee Dies at 95' Instead of Stan Lee
Stan Lee was mourned across the world by millions of fans, digital outlets and newspapers — but one publication found itself mistaking him for another famous artist.

New Zealand’s The Gisborne Herald printed a photograph of Lee, who died at 95, on the front page of their newspaper but wrote Spike Lee’s name instead.

The BlacKkKlansman director, 61, responded to the error via a post on his Instagram account Tuesday and shared a screenshot of the newspaper’s front page.

“God Bless Stan Lee. Me? Not Yet. And Dat’s Da “I’m Still A Live, And Strivin'” Truth, Ruth. Ya-dig?
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Relive All Of Stan Lee’s Marvel Cameos With This Awesome Gallery

Which Marvel hero has shown up in more films than any of the Avengers or the X-Men? That’s right, it’s the one and only Stan Lee, who’d been a fixture of nearly every production from the House of Ideas for the past two decades. Whether it was released by Disney, Fox or Sony, the industry legend was always welcome to appear for a cameo in the latest film based on the franchise that he gave birth to, and nearly every single time he popped up, it was a treat for fans.

Known primarily for creating such iconic characters as Spider-Man, Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four and so many other great Marvel heroes and villains, Lee also became the undisputed king of cameos in his lifetime. From Captain America: Civil War and The Defenders to this year’s Avengers: Infinity War, not a Marvel movie – or TV show!
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Kevin Feige Teases Future Stan Lee Cameos

Even among filmgoers who’ve never touched a comic book, Stan Lee is still a recognizable figure for his traditional Marvel movie cameos. And though the legendary writer is no longer with us, you can expect to see him at least a couple more times on our screens in upcoming McU releases like Captain Marvel and Avengers 4.

In fact, with directors Anthony and Joe Russo explaining earlier this year that Lee’s cameos were filmed in bulk, there’s no telling how many more McU appearances the late publisher might still have to go. In an interview with Variety, however, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige thought it best that Lee’s future screen outings stayed a mystery for the time being:

“I’m not going to tell you what specifically, but Stan always appreciated a good surprise.”

Feige offered much the same line when he spoke to THR, suggesting that
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Marvel Releases a Wonderful Stan Lee Tribute Video

Marvel has released an official video that wonderfully pays tribute to the legendary Stan Lee. As you know, Lee passed away and some fans are still feeling the affects of that news.

It’s been moving reading through everything that his fans have been saying about Lee on social media and on the website. Lee influences so many of our lives through his work and his infectious excitement and personality.

The tribute reel below features old video footage and photos of Stan Lee and also features several talented individuals talking about Lee and what he did for them and for the world.

The reel starts off with an excerpt from a TV pilot from 1968 in which Lee says:

"I'm Stan Lee. I have been writing stories for the young generation for the past 30 years. During this time I think I've learned a lot about what young people think. More importantly,
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Will Not Feature A Stan Lee Cameo

Fans are still reeling from the sad news that legendary Marvel creator Stan Lee passed away yesterday at the grand age of 95. It’ll be hard to come to terms with the fact that we won’t see Stan The Man show up for a welcome cameo in Marvel movies in the future, but thankfully, Marvel StudiosKevin Feige has suggested that Lee already filmed a few cameos for next year’s McU outings which we can look forward to.

However, don’t expect to see Lee show up in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The pic based on the mutant super-team co-created by Stan won’t feature the customary cameo from the Marvel icon, according to EW, as the tale of Jean Grey’s descent into the dangerous Dark Phoenix entity will be “taking a more grounded, gritty approach.”

We can certainly see the logic here, as Lee’s cameos typically
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Kevin Feige Recalls His First Time Meeting Stan Lee On X-Men Set

Kevin Feige has a long history of bringing Marvel comics to the screen that goes back beyond the launch of the McU to his work as associate producer on 2000’s X-Men. It’s here that the Marvel Studios head met the man who helped lay the foundations for so much of the work Feige would go on to do, and in an interview with Deadline, he reflected on this first encounter with the late Stan Lee.

The original X-Men movie would kick off the tradition of Lee getting cameos in every major Marvel film, and when Feige had his first meeting with the legendary writer on the set, he saw an energy in the figure that would stay in him right up until his final days.

“Every meeting with Stan Lee was better than the last,” Feige told Deadline. “That’s been true from the first time I met him
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Watch Marvel’s Incredibly Touching Tribute Video To Stan Lee

Stan Lee was a unique creative force and his characters are famous worldwide, adored by practically every living generation and currently the biggest box office draw on the planet. With his death yesterday, many are taking stock of the total creative output in his lifetime, concluding that perhaps not since Walt Disney has one man’s creative vision influenced the world of entertainment so greatly. And now, in one of the best tributes I’ve seen to date, Marvel Entertainment has released a video explaining exactly what he meant to the company.

Opening with footage of Stan Lee speaking to the camera in 1968 (it’s surreal seeing him this young), we gradually move through photographs and videos of his life while contemporary forces at Marvel talk about their experiences with Lee, including Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Senior Vice President Tom Brevoort, President of Marvel Entertainment Dan Buckley and Sana Amanat,
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Stan Lee: An Appreciation

James Hunt Nov 13, 2018

The giant of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, has passed away at age 95. Den of Geek looks back at his life.

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

When Den of Geek asked me to write a few words about Stan Lee’s passing at age 95, I only had one thought: how could I even begin? As the co-creator of characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, the X-Men and countless more - each one an industry unto themselves - Stan Lee has left as indelible a mark on popular culture as any single person could hope to. He was a legend in his own lifetime. What can I say about Stan Lee that won’t have been said by someone, somewhere?

Still, I’m going to try. Because as much as Stan Lee’s characters mean to me, as much influence as they’ve had over my life,
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China’s Camsing to Press On With Pow! Business After Stan Lee’s Death

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China’s Camsing to Press On With Pow! Business After Stan Lee’s Death
Camsing International, the Chinese company that last year bought Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, has joined in the mourning of the legendary comic book creator, who died Monday, and said it would press on with development of Lee’s intellectual properties.

Calling Lee “the father of superheroes,” Camsing said in a statement: “We at Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment are saddened by the loss of our friend and mentor Stan Lee, the father of pop culture. His passing today marks a devastating and painful moment in time, but the legacy of Stan Lee, which includes ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Iron Man,’ ‘The Hulk,’ ‘X-Men,’ ‘The Avengers’ and thousands of other characters both for Marvel and his company Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, will continue to entertain the world and True Believers for generations to come.”

Camsing said it would “firmly push forward the development of Stan Lee IP and strive to integrate Stan
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Fantastic Four Director Says He Let Stan Lee Down

It’s hard to think of another movie with so much potential that flopped so badly. 2015’s Fantastic Four was meant to attract a new generation of viewers by cashing in on the superhero craze which was brought on by The Avengers, whilst still telling an original tale. And on paper, it seemed like a pretty good idea. Once it was fully realized, though, it was a much different story.

We don’t need to tell you how terribly the film turned out, and it seems its director is aware of that as well. Taking to Twitter today to pay tribute to the late Stan Lee, who passed away this morning, Josh Trank admitted that he let the comic book legend down with Fantastic Four, though apparently, Lee still kept in contact with him.

Though you could say I let him down, Stan Lee kept in touch. Today we say
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