While Avengers Campus – a heroic attraction within Disney California Adventure Park – is already a tribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the park has now incorporated a plaque to officially commemorate the legacy of prolific Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.
Disney Parks unveiled the commemorative plaque on Twitter, sharing that visitors can find it near the Avengers campus at California Adventure Park in Anaheim. The latest addition to the park is adorned with a quote from Lee that reads, “That person who helps others just because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without any doubt a true superhero. This same quote was used as a dedication to Lee in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Versewhich featured one of the comic book legend’s final film cameos.
Lee’s plaque outside the Avengers Campus celebrates 100 years of True Believer’s legacy and influence in the comic world. Before the 95-year-old writer passed away in 2018, he had the opportunity to star alongside the characters he co-created in a series of beloved cameos. Despite his absence, Lee’s presence still looms large in the upcoming installments of the MCU. Spider-Man: No Coming Home was the most recent project with a planned homage to Lee incorporated into its script.
Opening in summer 2021, California Adventure’s Avengers Campus includes a Ant-Man and the Wasp-inspired restaurant, not forgetting the inspired rides Spider Man and guardians of the galaxy, among other attractions. Lee isn’t the only legend honored by Avengers Campus, mind you. Near guardians of the galaxy stroll, visitors might notice bizarre multicolored patterns adorning the floor. These are based on “Kirby Krackle”, a visual technique pioneered by the late artist Jack Kirby, who was instrumental in Marvel’s success. Still, Lee’s dedication to the park gives visitors a moment to reflect on the legacy of the comic book creator to whom the MCU owes so much.
Doctor Strange, the reality magician created by Lee and the late artist Steve Ditko, takes center stage in the upcoming MCU film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnesswhich is due to hit theaters on May 6.
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