On the occasion of the comic book writer's 100th birthday, Marvel has announced a surprise Stan Lee documentary coming to Disney+ next year.
Marvel has announced that a Stan Lee documentary will be coming to Disney+ next year. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, the highest-grossing film franchise of all time, builds on the iconic comic book characters Lee co-created with artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, and Nick Fury. The legendary comic book writer is also familiar to modern audiences thanks to his recurring appearances in Sony's Spider-Man films, Fox's X-Men films, and virtually every Marvel Cinematic Universe film. In 2018, Lee passed away at the age of 95.
Now, on Lee's 100th birthday, some surprising news has been revealed. At the end of a hit featuring Lee's many MCU cameos, Marvel announced that an original documentary called Stan Lee will be coming to Disney+ in 2023. Check out the announcement and the video below:
100 years of dreaming. 100 years of creating. 100 years of Stan Lee.Stan Lee, an Original documentary, is streaming 2023 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/2ufWu77vB8— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) December 28, 2022
What The Stan Lee Documentary Could Be About
According to Marvel, the newly announced documentary will celebrate Lee's life and legacy and may include archival footage and interviews with the comic book writer over the years. The film may begin with Lee's childhood growing up in New York I fell in love with reading and writing at an early age during the Great Depression. In later life, Lee would rise through a small family business called Timely Publications, which, with Lee's help, would later become Marvel Comics.
As far as Lee's remarkable legacy is concerned, he has left a huge mark on modern superhero comics and movies, so this documentary could cover a lot. During Lee's early years at Marvel Comics, he pioneered a more naturalistic approach to superhero comics by introducing his characters, and later challenged unreasonable restrictions imposed by the Comics Code Authority, leading the CCA to change policy. Both actions had a major impact on the history of comics.
The purpose and tone of the Stan Lee documentary may be similar to former MCU star Robert Downey Jr.'s recent Netflix documentary "Sr.", which recounts the life and career of his late father, Robert Downey Sr., an influential powerful underground filmmaker. The documentary finally earned Downey Jr. his first 100% Rotten Tomatoes score, and now, the newly announced Stan Lee documentary has a chance at similar acclaim. Only Time Will Tell When Marvel Releases Stan Lee 2023 documentary on Disney+.
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