At 93 years young, Stan Lee still remains one of the most respected figures in comics, whose cameos in every Marvel movie have become the stuff of legend. Stan Lee is responsible for creating some of the most iconic characters in comic book history, like Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, all of which have been regular fixtures on the big screen, in several different incarnations. But what superhero movie is Stan Lee's absolute favorite? Today we finally have our answer.
Stan Lee recently held a Q&A on Facebook, where he was asked by a fan named Blake what his favorite superhero movie of all time is. Stan Lee didn't hesitate with his answer, which most may not be surprised by. Here's what Stan Lee had to say in his Q&A below, in response to Blake's question.
"I think my favorite comic book movie was the first one that was such a hit, the first Spider-Man. After that [Spider-Man], everything else seemed easy."
While 20th Century Fox's X-Men is largely credited with starting this current wave of comic book adaptations, 2002's Spider-Man was the first major superhero blockbuster. Spider-Man was the first movie in box office history to earn more than $100 in its opening weekend, taking in $114.8 million, en route to $403.7 million domestic and $821.7 million worldwide. The opening weekend record stood for four years until it was finally broken by Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which took in $135.6 million in its opening weekend in July 2006.
Stan Lee recently revealed that his favorite Marvel cameo was in Avengers: Age of Ultron, where he showed up during the party scene at the Avengers Tower. We still have many more Stan Lee cameos to look forward to, with the next Phase 3 movie Doctor Strange hitting theaters this November so stay tuned for more details on Marvel's slate of superhero movies. Until then, take a look at the video below, where Stan Lee reveals what his favorite comic book movie is.