Stan Lee and his daughter J.C were apparently working on a new super hero before the legendary writer died.
As a comic book writer and editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, Lee was responsible for coming up with or co-creating many of our favourite super heroes, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk.
Lee sadly passed away on Monday (November 12) at the age of 95, leaving behind the legacy of the Marvel Universe. Albeit it is a legacy fans already expected to grow further as Stan himself confirmed he had at least 50 new characters the world is yet to see.
According to TMZ however, we may not have seen the last of Lee’s creative mind just yet as it has been revealed him and his daughter were working on a new super hero named ‘Dirt Man’.
J.C appeared on TMZ Live to talk about her father, where she explained she had created Dirt Man but Lee was working with her to develop the character, right up until his last weekend.
Take a listen to her interview here:
I’ve been trying to get him to do a character with me for my entire life, and he did listen to me, and we’ve been working on a character called Dirt Man.
The last little angel that we’ve got tucked away is Dirt Man.
No cladder, no steel, no any of that. Let’s get down and dirty. Let’s do what’s going on about love. Let’s do Dirt Man and it is very interesting.
It’s not over yet, we still have a little trickery.
Lee’s daughter didn’t drop too many telling details about the new addition to the super hero family so we’re not sure what Dirt Man’s powers or origins will be, though she did express her hope that Dirt Man would appear on the big screens in the future.
J.C became emotional as she spoke about her father’s love for his fans, and added she has a specific plan in mind to keep Lee’s legacy going.
When I was in my very early teens and I worked at Marvel, I opened up the fan letters. When my father could he answered every fan letter that he could answer.
He loved them. It’s all about the fans. My father loves them so much.
We are creating the Stan Lee Childhood Literary Foundation – the importance of the written word, the importance of reading is not to be underestimated.
There’s no doubt the writer will live on through all of the characters he has created; he will be truly missed.
Rest in peace.
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