The Avengers, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men… Stan Lee was more than just a comic book writer – he was a bona fide legend who is responsible who creating some of the world’s most recognisable pop culture icons.

Many of his creations were first spread through comic books, and through movies, specifically those in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that characters he created, like Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, and Hulk, spread into the mainstream conciousness.

Here are some of the reactions from Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Fiege and some of the actors who played characters he created (and some he did not, but helped make popular):

Kevin Fiege, Marvel Studios president

Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)


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I owe it all to you,,, Rest In Peace Stan… #MCU #Excelsior #legend #rip #stanlee #TeamStark ( 📸 @jimmy_rich )

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Chris Evans (Captain America)

Tom Holland (Spider-Man)

Lou Ferrigno, the original Hulk

Chris Pratt (Star-Lord)

Zoe Saldana (Gamora)

Evangeline Lily (The Wasp)

Hugh Jackman (Wolverine)