The six original Avengers have removed a full page ad from The Hollywood Reporter and replaced it with a touching tribute for the late Stan Lee.
Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) decided that instead of advertising their upcoming movie, they would pay tribute to the man who made it all happen.
Stan Lee, the legendary creator of Marvel comics, passed away on Monday (November 12) at the age of 95.
The Avengers all signed their names on the tribute and wrote:
“We acknowledge his creative contribution, the thousands of men and women it has long employed, the millions that will continue to be entertained, and above all, his inimitable wit, grace and humility.
“Stan, we love you, we will miss you, we’re grateful to represent a small part of your amazing legacy.”
— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) November 14, 2018
Their words ring true as thousands of other tributes flood in from grateful fans who have found their lives wonderfully enriched by Stan Lee’s creations.