Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Lieber) would have turned 100 years old on December 28, but the famous comic writer and editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics died in 2018 without celebrating this significant date. Until the last years of his life, he remained a public figure of Marvel, appearing in films based on the publisher’s comics, although he retired as early as 1996.
The Disney company, which has owned Marvel Comics since 2009, announced on the eve of Stan Lee’s 100th birthday that a documentary about his life will be released next year on the Disney+ streaming service.
So far, neither Disney nor Marvel have revealed many details about the project, although they did release a first teaser featuring some of Lee’s cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is not yet clear whether the documentary will fully cover Lee’s complicated life, or who will be involved in telling his story.
Let’s remind that in collaboration with artists Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby, Stan Lee participated in the creation of such famous Marvel superheroes as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Doctor Strange and many others.