(USA Today) Stan Lee, whose role as a cameo performer is now a mainstay in the most successful superhero films to be created, is making his return to Utah in March for the Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 2017.
Lee is responsible, along with creators Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby, for helping bring to life iconic Marvel characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Daredevil. It’ll be his third – and final – appearance at a Salt Lake Comic Con event.
“We want him to live to be 130, and he probably will,” said FanX co-founder Bryan Brandenburg. “But even Stan Lee has to slow down when he’s approaching 95. … We’re honored he’s coming here for his last tour.”
Brandenburg and FanX co-founder Dan Farr have made it a habit to bring new and interesting guests to their bi-annual events. In addition to Lee, the two also announced at a Jan. 11 press conference that “The Princess Bride” cast members Cary Elwes and Chris Sarandon would be joining the lineup.