Superheroes and Hollywood characters went to social media on Monday to celebrate the letters Stan Lee, who died on Monday at the age of 95.
Lee created iconic Superheroes, including Black Panther, Thor, Spider Man, Fantastic Four and X-Men.
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said, "Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero in her own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, maintain and connect. The extent of his imagination was exceeded only by his heart's size. "
Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool in Marvel's X-Men franchise, shared a picture of Lee's cameo in the latest Deadpool movie. "Damn … RIP Stan. Thanks for everything," he wrote.
Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president, stressed Lee important for her own career. "Nobody has had more impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee," wrote Feige. "Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will surpass us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family and his millions of fans."
Captain America himself Chris Evans wrote: "There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he gave both young and old an adventure escape comfort, self-confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He radiated love and kindness and left an indelible mark on such so many lives. "He finished the tribute with a lively" excelsior !! "in a node to read the signature.
– Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
Robert Downey Jr., who first started portraying Iron Man 2008 and launched the first film in Marvel Cinematic Universe, published an image of Instagram with Lee. "Love everything for you," he wrote. "Rest in Peace Stan."
"Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman wrote a photo with Lee and wrote: "We have lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a groundbreaking force in the superhero room. I am proud to have been a small part of his heritage and. … to help bring one of his characters to life. "
Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment movie group, the studio behind" Spider-Man: Homecoming, "said:" Original and genius are two very Overrated words in the world today, but Stan was both. Add irrepressible and irreplaceable, and you start describing the man. We've all lost a true superhero. We're gonna miss our friendly neighborhood Stan Lee. "
Actor Kevin Smith, a lifelong fan of Marvel, wrote a long message to Lee at Instagram and thanked him for the impact he had on his childhood and called him a "modern day" Mark Twain. "
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Here I always see you @therealstanlee: As our benevolent leader and king, you laugh from your eternal faith in the generations of fantasies you fed and inspired. You were that the first creator whose voice I knew before I ever heard it. You dreamed of some of my favorite moments and created characters that introduced me a moral barometer, teach me right from wrong and show me it's always better to be a hero instead of a crooks. Your characters represented us: Yes, they had extraordinary incredible abilities, but they were also reflections of a world that we knew, a Spider Man was really just a boy who wanted to help. You showed me how to interact with the audience when You stepped on Stan's Soapbox to reach out to readers. You showed me how to advocate for my field beyond the art itself when you pray for comic books outside the media. It was never enough for you to simply make a comedian because you were a true seller in your heart. So you sold not only series, you sold me * on * series – so much so that I built a life and career about your dreams and ideals. When you did Mallrats with us, you did not just make a lifelong fan dream, you also borrowed me a creed that I still can spend today. And if it was for @ comicbookmenamc or @yogahosers, when I asked to borrow your heat again, you were always there for me with a smile. Your love story with Joanie and your long happy marriage always showed as an example of what I wanted for my personal life. I have long been admired (and emulated) your kindness and patience and sense of humor when shopping with your audience. Outside of my parents, you were the adult who gave me the most useful life skills I'm still using today. Thanks Stan, to make me not only the boy I was but also the man I am today. You had great power and you always used it responsibly, promoting billion dreamers who all know your name – a name written in the stars all the time. You were not just the literary titanium of comic books, you were our modern Mark Twain. I will miss you all my days, my friend and hero. Excelsior forevermore. #KevinSmith #StanLee
Scriptwriter Gail Simone shared his own experiences with Lee and called him a "real human "who changed her life every time she met him.
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R.I.P. Stan Lee. We have lost a titan of creativity and industry. These are my latest pictures with Stan, taken in August in his home by Jon Bollerjack. I was called "The Man", he wanted a friendly face, a change of pace. I was up the next day. He was peaceful and comfortable and in a good mood. He sat in his favorite chair overlooking his pool and the beautiful canyons. I thanked him for being visionary, not just creative, but being visionary to bring Marvel to Hollywood and knowing how well they would be served by television and movies. Children from the 1970s, my children grew up with The Hulk TV show, live action Spider Man TV movies, Dr Strange film at CBS. It was an exciting time and it was a result of Stan's decision to travel west and present the Marvel characters to Hollywood. He began Marvel Age of Comics and Marvel Age of Film that we like today. I have many stories from my story and travel with Stan. We have never had a better ambassador. And we'll never ever see anyone like him. All I know is that God has pulled a chair and Stan is currently bending all the ears in the sky with his amazing stories and lore. They depend on his words and words. #stanlee #marvel #hulk #fantasticfour #xmen #spiderman #thor #excelsior