Hugh Jackman pays respects to the man who brought us "Wolverine."
Hugh Jackman, known in some circles as "Huge Jacked-man," has made Marvel history through his iconic turn as Wolverine. Jackman portrayed the Canadian badass in eight films, including last year's stellar Logan. As such, the man owes much to Stan Lee, who spoke with Stephen Colbert about Stan Lee's legacy. The way Jackman tells it, Mr. Lee was "a true gentleman who had this glint in his eye," a description befitting of the Marvel creator's larger-than-life sense of whimsy.
"He's a creative genius," says Jackman. "He created a whole universe that changed the lives of many people, mine included." He proceeds to share a story, in which Jackman shared the red carpet with Stan Lee, only to be upstaged the entire time. "I was on a red carpet, and I was the only one on there, and no one was taking my photo because on the other end was Stan Lee. There were three hundred photographers and interviewers all on Stan."
Colbert also took a moment to pay homage, opening his show with a reflection on Lee's legacy. "Thanks for all the stories, Stan, and, I know you’re hearing this a lot today, but, Excelsior."
Clearly, Lee was respected by all walks of life, including many rappers and celebrities. Rest in peace, Stan Lee.