The summer blockbuster season is officially kicking off this year with Iron Man 2. There are even predictions that it could break The Dark Knight's opening-weekend record of $158.4 million. Though, I think the Iron Man-folks would rather just stop being compared to that film, seeing as the massive success of the Christian Bale flick definitely put a damper on the almost-as-massive success of the first Iron Man.
"He is an entertainment icon," said Johnny Brenden, owner of Brenden Theaters. "We will present him with his own Brenden Celebrity Star. He is the legend when it comes to comics and comic book heroes."
Stan has been changing the pop culture environment for over half a decade with the creation of hundreds of comic book characters, including some you'll probably recognize. Spider-Man, the Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men -- all came to be thanks to Stan.
Vegas icon Robin Leach introduced the Marvel legend to the VIP audience at Brenden Theaters last night as well as moderated a Q&A with him. Following the screening, the official Iron Man 2 launch party was held at Moon.
Stan will be presented with his star at a public ceremony at 7:30.
The tribute continues on Saturday with a reception and dinner hosted by Walt Disney Studios and emceed once again by (guess who!) Robin Leach. The night will feature Stan's digital comic Time Jumper in addition to preview clips of With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.http://www.joonbug.com/admin/blog/article/new
Stars from all of Stan's works have been invited to attend and pay tribute to the legend.