We’ve reached the third anniversary of the iconic Stan Lee’s death, and the passage of time hasn’t made his loss any easier to bear. Lee’s legacy lives on at Marvel Comics, which continues to publish stories featuring many of the characters he helped shape over his lengthy career.
Marvel Studios is also chugging forward, especially because Disney+ Day falls on the anniversary of Lee’s death on November 12th. Fans from all across the world have gone to social media to remember Stan Lee and how he has influenced their life.
“Stan Lee” began trending on Friday with many tweets featuring fans posing with Lee, along with some of his most iconic cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Audiences had become accustomed to seeing Stan Lee pop up in MCU films each year, and now it feels odd to not see him delivering a humorous line to the likes of Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi or any of the Eternals. Some of the many hashtags found on Twitter include #StanLee and #StanLeeForever.
Many of the projects featured on Disney+ Day have a link back to Lee, who helped shape the Marvel Comics Universe. If it wasn’t for his stamp of approval on heroes like Spider-Man and the Avengers, we wouldn’t be getting new projects like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Freshman Year, X-Men ’97, or all the Avengers spinoffs in the works.
Here are some of the responses on Twitter: