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The Marvel World Reacts to the Passing of Stan Lee

Marvel Legend Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95 yestereday, on Monday November 12, 2018.  The internet was immediately ablaze with farewells from directors, actors etc from Marvel television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Lee was so active and involved with Marvel until his final days, that seemingly everyone who has worked on Marvel TV and movies in the last ten years had a photo with him that they could share.

Starting at the top, Kevin Feige President of Marvel Studios said that Lee’s legacy will “outlive us all”.


Stan Lee Kevin Feige

The Russo Brothers, directors of Winter Soldier, Civil War, Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers 4 movie thanked Lee for bringing joy to their childhood.

Stan Lee Russo

Peyton Reed, director of both Ant-Man movies wrote a lengthy farewell to the legend, saying that Stan Lee’s cameo in the first film was “a good luck charm”.

Stan Lee Peyton Reed

“There will never be another Stan Lee” – Chris Evans.

Stan Lee Chris Evans

Stan Lee once said that Robert Downey Jr was “born to play Iron Man”.  On the day of Lee’s passing, Downey said “I owe it all to you.”

Stan Lee Robert Downey Jr


Winston Duke thanked Lee for the characters that he created.

Stan Lee Winston Duke


Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine for 17 years said “We have lost a creative genius”.

Stan Lee Hugh Jackman

Evangeline Lily dubbed herself “your Wasp” in a beautiful tribute.

Stan Lee Evangeline Lily

Sebastian Stan, The Winter Soldier said that “I wouldn’t be here without you.”

Stan Lee Sebastian Stan


Tom Holland / Spider-Man called Stan Lee “The father of Marvel” in a loving tribute.

Stan Lee Tom Holland


The Falcon, Anthony Mackie said it was “an honor” to live in the Marvel Universe.

Stan Lee Anthony Mackie

Zoe Saldana / Gamora said Lee was “an inspiration and a super hero to us all”.

Stan Lee Zoe Saldana

Chris Pratt thanked Lee for the opportunity to play in a world that he had created.

Stan Lee Chris Pratt

Actress Ming-Na Wen from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. called Lee “An Icon.  A Legend. A  Hero.” in her remembrance.

Stan Lee Ming Na Wen

Chris Hemsworth shared a playful photo of Stan Lee dressed as the God of Thunder, a character that Hemsworth has portrayed since 2011.

Stan Lee Chris Hemsworth

Emma Dumont from Marvel’s The Gifted TV series said that Lee “brought courage to those that had none.”

Stan Lee Emma Dumont


Finally we leave you with words from Stan Lee himself, tweeted almost exactly eight years before his passing.  Greater glory indeed, sir.  Greater glory indeed.

Stan Lee tweet