Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, will celebrate Marvel legend Stan Lee with a party today, the same day Lee puts his hand- and footprints in cement in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Both the Chinese Theatre ceremony and the after-party are part of Legion M’s recognition of the incredible work of Lee in his 95th year. The day will start off with the imprint ceremony at 11am, hosted by director and comic fan Kevin Smith, and will end with a party at a private home in the Hollywood Hills that will be reminiscent of Tony Stark’s Iron Man retreat. Those expected at the hand and footprint ceremony include actor Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, actor Clark Gregg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2), director Jon Watts (Spider-Man Homecoming), actor Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), and producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men 1 & 2). Attendees and presenting sponsors of the party are Stan Lee Collectibles, Akyumen Technologies Corporation and Celsius Fitness Drink.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Legion M and Stan Lee Collectibles,” Stan Lee said. “The last few weeks have been bittersweet, but I know my wife, Joan, would have been thrilled to see this incredible outpouring of support from fans. Thank you True Believers!”
“Legion M was founded on the power of uniting fans, and no one represents that power more than Stan Lee,” said Legion M cofounder and CEO Paul Scanlan. “We are thrilled to recognize his incredible work and his indelible mark on entertainment with this celebration.”
“Stan Lee has impacted and inspired generations of fans with his creativity,” said Legion M cofounder and president Jeff Annison. “This was the right time to give back to him for everything he has given to the world.”
“We’re grateful to mark this special occasion celebrating with the fans who have helped make Stan’s characters so iconic. On behalf of Stan Lee and Stan Lee Collectibles, we sincerely thank Legion M and all of the fans around the world who made this day possible,” says Stan Lee Collectibles CEO Max Anderson.
“Akyumen is excited to partner with Legion M as the signature sponsor for the Stan Lee ceremony, after party, live stream and behind the scene video celebrating a creative visionary who continues to bring his genius to the world,” says Aasim Saied, Chairman and CEO, Akyumen Technologies Corporation.
Legion M rallied a host of sponsors to help make the event possible, along with thousands of fans around the world who have participated in a special tribute book that will be awarded to Stan. In addition to title sponsors, Akyumen Technologies Corporation and Celsius Fitness Drink, over 40 sponsors have joined with fans to make this happen: Sideshow Collectibles, Variety, TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, Stan Lee Collectibles, D3M/G6, Audible, Nerdist Industries, KIA, IMAX, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Dave and Busters, Black Horn Imports, Movie Pilot, the artists Rob Prior, Paul Shipper and Bryan Morton, Weta Workshop, Gentle Giant, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Octofilms, Iron Triangle Brewery, The Kneady Bakery, Pizza Man Pizza, Deep Eddy Vodka, Huberts Lemonade, 50 Bleu Vodka, Honest Tea, The Stan Lee Box, Damn Good Shindig, Nerds Like Us, Canvas Warriors, Pixvana, Evil Genius Beer Company, Popcorn Buddha, Espionage Cosmetics, Level Up Auto, Flashing Blinky Lights, New York Rock Exchange, Sunny Chow, and Richard Martinez.
To live stream Stan Lee’s ceremony, visit https://www.facebook.com/YahooMovies/
To live stream the after party, visit https://www.facebook.com/thelegionm