Lupita Nyong’o Joins Other Marvel Stars to Pay Tribute to Comic Books Pioneer Stan Lee
Stan Lee, the legendary creator of classic comic book characters like Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Black Panther, The X-Men, Loki and Black Widow passed away last night at the ripe age of 95.
Tributes have been pouring in from the collective global comic book fandom, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which owes much of its film success to Stan the Man.
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) November 12, 2018
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 12, 2018
Our very own Lupita Nyong’o, who joined the MCU this year by playing Nakia in Black Panther left a heartfelt message on her Twitter, honouring the man who made it all possible to begin with:
Saddened to learn about the passing of Stan Lee. From watching Marvel films with friends in college to having the privilege to take on one of his characters in @BlackPanther, Stan’s creative genius sparked my imagination & left me in awe. His legacy will carry on. #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/z6FEnv6tLv
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) November 13, 2018
Many other actors in the MCU gave their tributes too.
Mark Ruffalo, The Hulk (Avengers)
Sad, sad day. Rest In Power, Uncle Stan. You have made the world a better place through the power of modern mythology and your love of this messy business of being human… pic.twitter.com/x6yZ6ClNSX
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 12, 2018
Chris Pratt, Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Thanks for everything Stan Lee! What a life, so well lived. I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have gotten to meet you and to have played in the world you created.
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) November 12, 2018
Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Fury (Avengers)
Thank you @TheRealStanLee for the escape from this world & great joy inhabiting the ones you created!! You made so many believe in the good, the heroic, the villainous, the exciting, most of all, you were giving & gracious to us all. RIP
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 12, 2018
Zoe Saldana, Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Today we lost one of the greats. @TheRealStanLee, you were a inspiration and superhero to us all. Thank you for contributing so much- and giving us all something to aspire to! 💚
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) November 12, 2018
Karen Gillan, Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy)
RIP Stan. Thank you for your brilliance. pic.twitter.com/FIZEt2B5vN
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) November 12, 2018
Anthony Mackie, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Avengers)
You were a man before your time… now it feels like you are gone before your time. RIP Stan the Man… thanks for the laughs and words of support. It’s a honor to live in your universe! #MarvelKnight pic.twitter.com/1TXdPqUB3x
— Anthony Mackie (@AnthonyMackie) November 12, 2018
Joss Whedon, Director (The Avengers & Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Stan Lee created a universe where, if a character was beloved enough, they could never really die.
Now THAT’S thinking ahead.
Thanks for so much of my life. You’ll never not be in it.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) November 12, 2018
Winston Duke, M’Baku (Black Panther)
THANK YOU, @TheRealStanLee. You gave us characters that continue to stand the test of time and evolve with our consciousness. You taught us that there are no limits to our future as long as we have access to our imagination. Rest in power! #EXCELSIOR #StanLee #rip pic.twitter.com/hnSmnHIDln
— Winston Duke (@Winston_Duke) November 12, 2018
Chris Evans, Captain America (Avengers)
There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
Anthony and Joe Russo, Directors (Avengers: Infinity War)
Thank you for filling our childhoods with such joy. You will be dearly, dearly missed… pic.twitter.com/Qt2sZqaNlc
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) November 12, 2018
Angela Bassett, Ramonda (Black Panther)
— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) November 12, 2018
Jeremy Renner, Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Avengers)
Evangeline Lilly, Hope van Dyne/Wasp (Ant-Man)
Stan…more than a master of stories, you always seemed like a master of living. I will look to you for inspiration for the rest of my life. You live on. xoxo Your Wasp
#liveon #StanLee pic.twitter.com/JRA2aRM3bG
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) November 12, 2018
Robert Downey Jr., Tony Stark/Iron Man (Avengers)
Ryan Reynolds, Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Deadpool)
Sebastian Stan, Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Avengers)
Letitia Wright, Shuri (Black Panther)
Rest in Peace Stan Lee
— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) November 12, 2018
Hugh Jackman, Logan/Wolverine (The X-Men)
We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine pic.twitter.com/iOdefi7iYz
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 12, 2018
Tom Holland, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Avengers)
Mike Colter, Luke Cage (The Defenders)
— Mike Colter (@realmikecolter) November 12, 2018
Tom Hardy, Eddie Brock/Venom (Venom)
Halle Berry, Ororo Munroe/Storm (The X-Men)
RIP #StanLee – thank you for sharing your incredible vision with us. We are eternally grateful to you and would not be the same without it. I am so honored to have played a part in your world, and will forever look back on the opportunity with love. #XMen #Storm pic.twitter.com/pKfxHMUKmP
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) November 12, 2018