No doubt fans are still grieving over the loss of Marvel’s legendary Stan Lee who passed away back in November. The good news is that everybody will be treated to hearing from the icon once again. In an episode of Marvel’s Avengers Lee will have a cameo as an army general.
Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation & Family Entertainment, told Marvel.com: “It made an impression, the things that Stan had to say about prejudice and hate. He always stood up. I actually have the Stan’s Soapbox from 1968 that was distributed pretty widely after he passed. He talked about hate and that hate will never win. And that stuck. For me personally, that was the year I was born – I have those comics. That’s always been very meaningful for me. I’ve worked with Stan dozens of times, but we wanted to capture that essence in the speech that the General has in this episode because it’s set during World War II and that’s when Stan started writing comics. A lot of the comics he wrote were about the evils of the Nazis. So without being that explicit, we wanted to capture that. So it had personal reasons for me and for Stan to talk about the evils of hate. We were inspired by that 1968 Stan’s Soapbox column.”
Check out the clip below.
For this episode, Lee recorded his dialogue alongside guest-star Mark Hamill.
“Stan created a real bond with his audience in the bullpen,” Hamill said of Lee’s connection with fans. “He had this snarky humor. He would give out ‘No-Prizes,’ because people were always pointing out boo boos and mistakes. And he really had a personality that came across over the pages. He was sort of this avuncular uncle you wish you had. On television it was Walt Disney, and in comic books it was Stan the Man. Excelsior!”
Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest airs Sunday, January 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD