Stan Lee, the man who gave the world the most-loved superheroes succumbed to nature’s calling on Monday. Throughout his entire life, he spent his time drawing the boundaries of the fictional genre to give us some of the most complex and twisted superhero characters.
Many of Lee’s Marvel characters have now have been immortalised both on the big and small screen. In fact, most of your favourite superhero have Stan Lee’s hand in the making.
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With his passing, we remember this icon with some of the Marvel characters he has given:
A green-bouncy frog like character that is best left at peace, Mark Ruffaloâ€™s character, Hulk was the making of Stan Lee after Eric Bana and Edward Norton. Markâ€™s character as Hulk has some of the most memorable scenes in the Marvel Universe. Unlike, the endearing character Bruce Banner is, Leeâ€™s character of Hulk is feisty, funny, different. He is one that will make his way to challenge the Norse-god, Thor in Thor: Ragnarok or is not deterred from getting into a fist-fight with the witty and unrelenting, Tony Stark, all thanks to Stan Lee !
Loki is unreliable, cunning, gifted, good-hearted, intelligent almost schizophrenic but nobody can hate this â€˜God of Mischiefâ€™. After all, how can anyone hate the thespian character when it is played by Tom Hiddleston? Making Loki as the half-brother of an even sexier character, Thor, Loki can go about with all heinous actions, impish smile and no one is complaining.
Thor as the long-haired Asgardian prince/protector is marvellous but his transformation to the short-haired Thor in Taika Waititiâ€™s Thor: Ragnarok which perfectly captured the ethos of a Norse god created in the acid-tripping 60s is perfection. In here, we see the other side of Thor in the Marvel universe that despite emerging as one of the strongest characters, he has his own vulnerabilities and was willing to laugh at them.
Ok, we agree that Benedict Cumberbatch is made for any role there is, but pulling off Doctor Strangeâ€™s origin controversy was originally written for an Asian man is laudatory. Benedict perfectly made Stan Leeâ€™s Doctor Strange magical powers to magical. Marvel had been quite sceptical about the role and had actually pushed the shooting by a year to get Cumberbatch on board. But in the end, it was worth the wait.
A superhero that comes closest to a normal person that finally erupts with Logan, Hugh Jackman is synonymous with Wolverine that we cannot see other character morph into this claw-drawing, perfectly hair-lined mutant.
Stan Leeâ€™s, The Wolverine â€“ Logan has become one of the most enduring characters of the X-Men franchise that he has become the stitching thread that holds the young mutants together.
He is the narcissistic, multi-millionaired with all the most thought-out equipment in the Stark building. But, despite his twisted character, Tony Stark has a hatred repellent. An MCU character of Stan Lee that started with Back in Black blasting on a speaker in Afghanistan selling expensive equipment to the US Army Tony Stark is a die-hard capitalist and weapons designer created in the era of counter-cultural anti-Vietnam War protests, but he is also the one that made science even cooler.