The one and only, Stan ‘The Man’ Lee, lives on through the comics, characters, stories and films from the MCU each and every day, but that doesn’t mean us Marvel fans don’t still miss him.
Thanks to Marvel and ABC, Marvel fans are able to continue Stan Lee’s legacy with a brand new TV special.
Earlier in the year, Marvel and ABC News had organized an east coast event around the Marvel legend at The New Amsterdam Theater in New York City, New York, which is actually relatively close to where Stan Lee was born.
This organized event took place just after the famous New York Comic Con as the east cost gathered around to remember Stan Lee. Some of the people who attended included Stan’s comic book industry peers, friends, as well as MCU fans, who all came together to pay tribute and honor The Man’s life.
And now, ABC News and Marvel Entertainment have announced that the taped celebration will air on television! Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee will be aired on ABC and will include the taped celebration as well as never-before-seen footage of Stan, special interviews and tributes to the legend himself.
The ABC special is expected to feature some of Stan Lee‘s co-workers and friends such as Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Saquon Barkley, Mark Hamill, Jimmy Kimmel, Method Man, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Lauren Ridloff, Kevin Smith, Deborah Ann Woll, Joe Quesada, Seth Green, Bob Iger, C.B. Cebulski, Todd McFarlane, Kevin Feige, Gerry Conway and others.
Speaking about the NYC event, Marvel Executive Vice President and Creative Director, Joe Quesada said:
As a young man, Stan ‘The Man’ Lee always dreamed of writing, going on to create some of the greatest heroes of our modern times. Stan showed each of us how to be a hero in our everyday lives, and the stories he wrote will go on to influence generations of fans for decades to come. We can’t wait for all you True Believers out there to see this special to honor and celebrate Stan’s incredible life and all the lives he has touched.”
Also earlier in the year, POW! Entertainment co-hosted a west coast special at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, which was the city Stan called home for nearly 40 years.
Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee will air Friday, December 20 from 8:00-9:00 pm EST on ABC.
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Source: The Real Stan Lee