Stan Lee and daughter JC Lee were working on a new superhero called 'Dirt Man' prior to his death
JC shared that she had created the character, while Stan was working with her in developing the superhero. He was invested in the project 'right up until his last weekend.'
The world is still reeling from the shock of Marvel genius, Stan Lee's death, but a bleak ray of sunshine comes in the form of his daughter's latest announcement regarding the world of superheroes he had created for millions of fans worldwide. As was revealed by his daughter, J.C. Lee on Tuesday, she and Stan were working together to create a brand new superhero before he passed away, and she has also affirmed that she wants to push forward with the project.
As reported by TMZ, J.C. was on Tuesday's "TMZ Live" to talk about the legacy left behind by her father, and without any spoiler alerts, she announced that the new superhero is called 'Dirt Man' and he is currently in the works. JC also shared that she had created the character, while Stan was working with her in developing the superhero. So much so that he was invested in the project 'right up until his last weekend.
J.C. has definitely teased some insights into this new superhero's powers and his origin story too. She said "it's very interesting," without adding anything further. But what she did choose to divulge is whether we can expect to see the character in comics or on the big screen right away. J.C. also choked up as she spoke about Stan's love for his fans, adding that it is something that had started several decades ago. And to keep this legacy going, she also said that she has some specific plans.
And she's not the only one with plans about keeping the legacy alive. As soon as the news came out about this prospective new superhero being in the works, Marvel fans took to the multi-blogging website Reddit to start a petition to make this happen for real. The petition titled 'Bring Stan Lee's Latest Creation And His Legacy "Dirt Man" into MCU!' was posted on the website about seven hours ago and has been gaining traction ever since, with other fans joining in on the discussion regarding what powers the said 'Dirt Man' could possibly possess. So if you're just as driven as these fans and passionate enough to make this thing happen, this is your cue.
As reported earlier, Stan passed away on Monday after from pneumonia, after being rushed to a hospital from his Hollywood Hills home. He was 95.