The developers behind Marvel's Avengers explained how Stan Lee influenced the game.
"The beauty of Stan was that he made these characters because he wants to love them and enjoy them," Head of Crystal Dynamics Scott Amos told TechRadar. "He had this perception that any comic could be somebody's first - and that stuck with me."
The upcoming video game sees the Avengers reeling after a surprise attack while opening a headquarters on the West Coast, resulting in the death of one of their own and public sentiment turning against them.
"At the highest level, it's taking the pearls of wisdom from this guy who created an amazing cast of characters and just saying 'how we pay proper homage not through one specific quip or even the cameos,'" Amos added. "It's more of, how do we take that mantle, and that responsibility, and saying 'how do we take these characters to new generations and next generations of fans and players.'"
Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, Marvel's Avengers features Nolan North as Iron Man, Troy Baker as Bruce Banner, Laura Bailey as Black Widow, Jeff Schine as Captain America, Travis Willingham as Thor and Sandra Saad as Kamala Khan. The game is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.