Stan Lee is a comic book legend who has created so many of your favorite heroes that even decades later, he is still perhaps the biggest name in the comic world. He just turned 94 years old and deserves all the celebrations possible!
He is who you can thank for so many of your favorite Marvel comic book characters. Fantastic Four, Iron Man, X-Men, Hulk, Thor, and Spider-Man are just some of the iconic characters he created. You may also recognize Stan Lee from all your favorite Marvel movies, having appeared in every last one of them. Did you know there was a big conspiracy over his little cameos?
Ever since he started popping up in all of the Marvel productions, people began to wonder if there was a point. Normally Marvel movies are notoriously careful and pre-planned so anything that makes an appearance would make sense in future films. So what did that mean for Stan Lee's cameos? He was a different character in each film, none of which connecting to the others.
Well, the most popular theory is that Stan Lee actually plays a pretty significant Marvel character who is named: The Watcher.
The Watcher is a character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the 60s who was the oldest living being in the Marvel Universe. His job is to record everything that happens all over Earth but is not allowed to interfere.
So if Stan Lee is the Watcher, that would explain how he has been in the 1940s with Captain America, at a red carpet with Tony Stark, and also on a distant planet with Star Lord. He has a lot of Earthlings to keep an eye on!
If you need more convincing, watch this fake trailer for a movie version of The Watcher. I would totally go see this movie!
So, whether or not you are The Watcher, we wish you the happiest of birthdays Stan Lee!