'Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee': ABC and Marvel Entertainment come together for hour-long tribute

Just a year after his passing,  ABC and Marvel Entertainment have come together to celebrate the life of the legendary Stan Lee


                            'Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee': ABC and Marvel Entertainment come together for hour-long tribute
Stan Lee at the premiere of 'Doctor Strange' on October 20, 2016, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Marvel Man Stan Lee left behind an everlasting legacy. Just a year after his passing,  ABC and Marvel Entertainment have come together to celebrate the life of the illustrious comic creator.

Partly filmed in front of a live audience at The New Amsterdam Theater in New York City, the hour-long special takes viewers through the life of Lee and the Marvel Universe.

The event will also feature never-before-seen interviews and archive footage of Lee himself from both ABC News and Marvel archives.

Marvel veterans like Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, and Marvel president Kevin Feige will also make appearances along with Kevin Smith, Bob Iger, Todd McFarlane, Mark Hamill and more.



 

'Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee' airs on Friday, December 20 (8 – 9 pm ET) on ABC.

It was back in 1961, when Lee introduced the world to the Fantastic Four, a team of astronauts who gained exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space.

These superheroes transformed his life as well as the childhoods of millions across the world. And so, he ushered in the golden era of comics and geekiness became the new cool, henceforth.

And later, Spider-Man was born, fans also found it easier to relate to the gawky teenager with spider powers.



 

Stan Lee has appeared in most of the Marvel films, in various intriguing cameos.

Be it a security guard in 'Captain America: Winter Soldier', or a driver on Peter Parker's bus in 'Avengers: Infinity War', Stan Lee has always managed to surprise his fans with his appearances.

His last cameo was in 'Avengers Endgame', where he says, "Hey man, make love and not war!" Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018, leaving behind a sea of devastated fans.

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