Comic book icon Stan Lee has reportedly been hospitalized with shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat.
According to TMZ, Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai tonight night due to shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat. He is currently in stable condition. Lee, 95, has canceled several convention appearances over the past year due to health issues, but has made a number of public appearances recently, including this week’s Black Panther premiere.
Lee, of course, needs no introduction to comic book fans and has been a legend in the industry for decades. The co-creator of characters such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, the X-Men, and many more of your favorite Marvel characters, Lee has remained in the spotlight with his fan-favorite cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as his multiple convention appearances over the course of each year.
Lee’s wife, Joan, unfortunately passed away this past July at the age of 93 after suffering a stroke.
We here at Heroic Hollywood wish Mr. Lee a speedy recovery and will provide updates on his condition as we learn it.
UPDATE: A representative for Mr. Lee has released a statement to THR regarding his status:
“Stan is doing well and feeling good. He is staying there for a few days for some check-ups as a safety precaution.”
10 Characters That Need To Be Avengers In Marvel’s Phase Four
Avengers: Infinity War arrives this year, and will be followed by a currently untitled fourth Avengers film that will close off Phase 3 and will mark a new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Phase 4 it is safe to say audiences will meet a new roster of the Avengers.
Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America have been the pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception, as their individual films have guided lead audiences into each Avengers film. But with the next two Avengers film it is safe to say the curtain will set for those three. That means the Avengers as audiences know them will change dramatically. This means the team will need some new members, ones that will make a big impression to fill the shoes of their predecessors.
While the status of other founding members like the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and more up in the air right now, part of the fun in the Avengers comics is the ever-changing roster. The latest roster for the Avengers needs to make a statement. This isn’t the same old Avengers, this is the beginning of a new chapter. Some characters should be upgraded, others will take center stage as the new tentpole franchises, and the Avengers will be new.
Here are the ten characters that should make up the roster for Marvel’s New Avengers. Click Next to get started!