Proceeds from the event, dubbed Excelsior! A Stan Lee Celebration, will benefit one of Lee’s favorite charities: the Hero Initiative, which supports comic book creators, artists, and writers in need. Lee died on Nov. 12 at the age of 95.
The event was unveiled Wednesday by Smith, Legion M, and Agents of Mayhem in partnership with Lee’s Pow! Entertainment. It will include a public appreciation of Lee’s life and work at the Chinese Theatre forecourt that will feature fan-favorite speakers, an art exhibit by Rob Prior, select costumes and props, and a moment of remembrance centered on Lee’s hand and foot imprint.
Smith will moderate conversations with entertainment industry speakers including Mark Hamill, Rob Liefeld (co-creator of Deadpool), Michael Uslan, Vincent D’Onofrio, RZA, and Tom DeSanto.