The passing of Stan Lee nearly two weeks ago has left his many fans upset and still dealing with the loss.
The man who helped create characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Avengers was an icon no question and now Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has penned an emotional tribute letter to Lee which has been posted by Entertainment Weekly.
Included below is an excerpt from the letter in which Feige talks about his final meeting with Lee just weeks before he passed away:
“Some of his lessons are unspoken. He didn’t come to set and read the scripts and review the cuts. He came in, did a cameo that excited everybody, and would let his work speak for itself. He was very nice in my interactions with him, including what ended up being my final conversation with him about two weeks before he died. I went to his house to see him, and he reminisced about the cameos. We were talking about what was coming up, always looking to the future.
Did he know that his time was running out? I don’t know. In hindsight, he was slightly more wistful than I’d seen him before. He talked about the past more than I had ever heard him talk about the past. So maybe on some level, he knew. When I sat down by his chair in our last meeting, the very first thing he said was: “I know you want me to star in the next movie, but I have to just stick to the cameos. You’ll have to leave the starring roles to the other actors. I’m sorry.
He would show up to the movie sets game for anything. But one thing he would always do is try to add more lines. He always would joke – but not really joke – about wanting more lines, although he understood why we couldn’t. God forbid he would start to overshadow the hero. That was something a character like Stan Lee could easily do.”
To read the full letter, click here. Lee is expected to appear one final time on screen with a cameo in either “Avengers 4” or “Spider-Man: Far From Home” next year.