A few of the Marvel fans are very sad after the cast of Black Panther had did not thank the Marvel Comics visionary, late Stan Lee while they had accepted the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The prize had been accepted by Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett and Sterling K. Brown.
In his moving speech, the T’Challa actor, Chadwick Boseman had thanked the director, Ryan Coogler, the Disney executives, Alan Horn, and Bob Iger and also the producers, Victoria Alonso, and Nate Moore. He had also thanked Marvel Studios’ co-president. Louis D’Esposito, and also, Kevin Feige.
Now the Twitter users are expressing a lot of disappointment in Boseman after he had failed to mention Lee and Jack Kirby, who had co-created this character in the year, 1966 for the Fantastic Four #52.
Jordan had made mention of Lee and Kirby backstage to the press while he had offered the first few comments after the win, and he had pointed to the world “Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created years ago”.
Boseman had paid tribute to Lee, who made many cameo appearances in all the Marvel-inspired movies, a few days after the comic book creator had died on November 12.
“I know how much you loved Joan,” Boseman had written on Twitter.
“The only way we should send you home is to celebrate.”
Boseman had then performed a touching sendoff for Lee with a set of djembe drums, and said, “Stan, that’s for you. That’s how I am sending you to the other side. That’s how they will receive you on the other. I love you, man.”
Jordan had remembered Lee in his November interview with Entertainment Tonight, and his co-stars, Winston Duke and Letitia Wright had also paid their respects on Twitter.
“To be young, gifted and black, we all know what it’s like to be told that there is not a place for you to be featured. Yet you are young, gifted and black. We know what it’s like to be told there’s not a screen for you to be featured on, a stage for you to be featured on, we know what it’s like to be the tail and not the head. We know what it’s like to be beneath and not above. And that is what we went to work with every day,” Boseman had said during the SAG Awards speech.
“Because we knew not that we would be around during awards season or that it would make a billion dollars, but we knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world. That we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing, that we could create a world that exemplified a world that we wanted to see.”