“Damn…RIP Stan,” wrote Ryan Reynolds. “Thanks for everything.”
Tom Rothman, Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group, said in a statement, “Original and genius are two very overused words in the world today, but Stan was both. Add irrepressible and irreplaceable, and you begin to describe the man. We have all lost a true superhero. We will greatly miss our friendly neighborhood Stan Lee.”
Geoff Johns, producer, author and former chief creative officer at DC Entertainment,told Deadline, “I’m incredibly saddened to hear about to hear about Stan Lee’s passing. He was obviously a genius, the creator of so many wonderful characters, worlds and universes. His legacy will live on forever.”
Alan Horn, chariman of Walt Disney Studios remembered Lee saying, “It’s impossible to overstate Stan’s influence on popular culture. I was able to get to know Stan over these past several years through his work with Marvel Studios, and was always impressed by his irrepressible energy and vitality. We’ve lost a true creator. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Duncan Rouleau, from Man of Action Entertainment, an imprint at Image Comics, said: “I had the honor to work with Stan on several occasions, but my happiest moment was once while having lunch I was able to thank him and tell him how important he was… is in my life. He smiled and asked if that meant I would be buying lunch. Rarely do you get to meet your heroes let alone discover they were everything you hoped they’d be. I will miss him. He was a force of nature. There won’t be another.”
Steven T. Seagle, also from Man of Action Entertainment wrote a dedication on Facebook:
I first met Stan Lee in 1981 when he and Jack Kirby came to the Colorado Springs Mile High Comics to sign the hardcover Silver Surfer (which i still have), I was 16 years old and star-struck. 32 years later I wound up working with Stan regularly as he voiced himself on the MARVEL cartoons that my MAN OF ACTION company produced and wrote. One day Stan came in looking a little glum. I asked him what was wrong. He held out his record script to me and joked that we never gave him enough lines! He had to get dressed up and drive across the valley and come in and it would be nice if his character – STAN THE SCHOOL JANITOR on ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN – had more lines once in a while! I promised him that we’d hook him up. So we immediately outlined an episode for Stan where we revealed that Stan the School Janitor was secretly a retired SHIELD AGENT placed in the school to watch over Peter Parker. Stan was in the full 22 minutes, and more than that, he was kicking ass as an old guy! We worked with my buddy Joe Fallon on that script and Joe had the great idea of lifting a bunch of the phrases Stan wrote in his old SOAPBOX columns and inserting them as lines of dialogue for his character. Stan occasionally got tongue twisted on the regular dialogue lines, but he had no absolutely no trouble with the Tumultuous Turns of Frenetic Phraseology that Joe inserted. This photograph was taken during our midpoint break through that record session – Stan was delighted – and it is my fondest memory of my many encounters with Stan. My Condolences to his many admirers, friends, and family.