Marvel has revealed a documentary about Stan Lee that will hit Disney+ in 2023 on Wednesday – his 100th birthday.
The entertainment company posted a teaser for the project with a simple title Stan Lee, on his Instagram account with the caption: “100 years dream. 100 years of creation. 100 Years of Stan Lee.”
In November 2018, Lee died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 95.
Marvel plans to honor the legacy of the late comics writer, editor, publisher and producer as co-creators of iconic characters, including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Black Panther, Hulk, X-Men, Thor, Silver Surfer, Ant-Man, Nick Fury and more.
Lee began working at Timely Comics, the predecessor to Marvel, in 1939. Over the next several decades, he transitioned from temporary editor to editor. In the ’60s, he became a writer and editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics before being appointed publisher in 1972. He eventually became the face of the company and an inspiration to others. Comic lovers all over the world. Lee has also made numerous guest appearances on Marvel film and television projects during his lifetime.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement after his death: “Stan Lee is just as extraordinary as the characters he created. “As a superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan has the ability to inspire, entertain, and connect. The scale of his imagination is only beyond the size of his heart.”
This early year, Hollywood Reporter was the first to report that Marvel signed a 20-year deal with Stan Lee Universe, a joint venture between Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment. Under the agreement, Marvel licensed the use of Lee’s name and image in movies, television projects, Disney theme parks, etc.
Stan Lee, an original documentary, will stream in 2023 on Disney+. See the announcement trailer below.