Stan Lee honored with hand and footprints at Chinese Theatre

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Stan Lee’s hands and feet have been immortalized in Hollywood.

The 94-year-old Marvel comics legend was honored on Tuesday during the hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

“I can’t tell you what this means to me. I’m thrilled,” said Lee.

Among the guests to participate in the celebration were Marvel president Kevin Feige, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s Clark Gregg, filmmaker Kevin Smith, Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols and comic book artist Todd McFarlane.

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Like the speakers before him, Lee, paid tribute to his wife Joan, who passed away on July 6.

“I’ve been the luckiest man in the world because I’ve had friends and to have the right friends is everything. I’ve been lucky to have a wonderful wife,” he said emotionally.

“All I can say is I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I’ve always wondered about that expression – why is the bottom of your heart more important than the top of your heart? So I thank you with all of my heart, how’s that? I wish you all best.”

Lee ended his speech with catchphrase “Excelsior!” which is in reference to the ending of his comic book comics, which has since become his trademark motto.

The handprints, footprints and signature in cement of Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee during a ceremony in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese theatre in Los Angeles

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‘Spider-Man’ swings into the No. 1 spot at box office

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Spider-Man: Homecoming opened in theaters this past weekend, surpassing expectations.

It grossed $117 million domestically, with a total of $257 million worldwide.

The Marvel Studios and Sony reboot stars Tom Holland (who made his debut in Captain America: Civil War) as the web-crawling superhero, Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/Vulture and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May.

The film features an ensemble cast including Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori.

Additionally, Jon Favreau, Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Evans reprise their roles as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Pepper Potts and Steve Rogers/Captain America, respectively, from previous MCU films. Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, of course, makes a cameo appearance.