Mark Hamill, Into the Spider-Verse team, more to honor Stan Lee at tribute event
More than two months after the death of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, fans and celebrities alike will gather to commemorate his legacy at a tribute event in Hollywood on Jan. 30. On Thursday, event organizers Legion M and Agents of Mayhem, in partnership with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, revealed more details.
Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, RZA, the creative team from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Clark Gregg, Felicia Day, Bill Duke, and cast members from Marvel’s The Runaways, FX’s Legion, and Fox’s The Gifted are all set to appear at Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee.
Spider-Verse writer-producer Phil Lord and his movie partner Chris Miller will rep the Oscar-nominated animated film with producers Avi Arad and Amy Pascal for the IMAX Theatre portion of the tribute at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
The tribute, produced by fan-owned entertainment company Legion M, will be a fan experience with photos, artwork, and Stan’s classic comic books and memorabilia on display. Various discussions with celebrities and comic book industry figures will be held, as well.
Additional attendees will include producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Derek Hoffman, Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, The Dark Knight executive producer Michael Uslan, X-Men executive producer Tom DeSanto, Blade creator Marv Wolfman, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb, Elektra: Assassin artist Bill Sienkiewicz, and Lee’s business partner at Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Gill Champion.
A small number of tickets are still available through the Legion M website. All proceeds will go to The Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that supports comic book creators, artists, and writers in need.