Marvel’s Stan Lee continues to inspire creators today. With the onslaught of news about Spider-Man movies, games, and spinoffs, the webhead co-creator’s Twitter offered up some encouraging words from a Super Bowl ad a year before his death.
Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee cameo-ed in more than just movies
Even after his death, Stan Lee’s words of wisdom still resonate with audiences.
His Twitter often posts recordings and excerpts of advice he gives on writing, on life, or about his popular characters.
And few characters from Marvel or DC can claim the staying power of Spider-Man. Before the superhero explosion of the early 2000s and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, Spider-Man was a household name.
Now, Spider-Man actors shoot in instant celebrity status.
Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created a special character in Peter Parker purely out of desire for a character that the audience could connect with.
That drive to go after a dream is exactly what Stan Lee emphasized in a Super Bowl ad.
Stan Lee in a Star-Studded Super Bowl Ad
On Wednesday, dubbed ‘Wayback Wednesday’, Stan Lee posted the throwbacks to Twitter. On September 8, the tweet read:
“Did you know that Stan has also made a cameo in commercials? Here’s his appearance at Honda’s star-studded Super Bowl spot in 2017! The tweet ended with a football emoji and the hashtag ‘WAYBACK WEDNESDAY’.
The Honda CR-V ad focuses on high school photos of some big-name actors. Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Amy Adams, Ervin “Magic” Johnson, Steve Carell and Missy Elliot appear.
Page turns to Stan Lee and is immediately separated from the other cast. His classmates are littered with doodles to make him resemble characters like the Scarlet Witch, the Green Goblin, and various X-Men.
“If you want to create a universe,” said the young creator. “Make a universe!”
Following Jimmy Kimmel and Viola Davis, the final star summarizes what their messages are saying.
“All dreams are within reach,” Davis said. “You just have to keep moving towards them.”
Given all the documentaries and features detailing Stan Lee’s life and adversity, if he gave up at any point, the Spider-Man comics might never have come in the first place.
Continued encouragement from co-creator of Spider-Man
While Big Announcements for Spider-Man Games, Spider-Man Movies Prefer Venom: Let the Be Carnage And Spider-Man: No Way Home, it is easily forgotten that its foundation came with a dream by only a few.
Of course, who can imagine a world without Spider-Man?
before his last cinematic cameo in avengers: endgame, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby and all the creatives from Marvel Comics brought a lot of creativity and inspiration to the world.
Then, they wanted to pursue that creativity.
While he may no longer join us on the big screen, Stan Lee lives on in the minds of creatives and everyone who doubts that his silly little dreams could lead to the possibility of an entire universe.
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