Everybody has his or her own favorite Marvel hero. Some people love Iron Man, other people love Thor; Marvel legend Stan Lee is no different. Over the years, he has struck up a strong relationship with many people within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This begs one interesting question: which MCU actor has Stan Lee bonded with the most over the franchise's eight-year history?
Stan Lee recently made an appearance on Larry King Now, and he was able to quickly answer that question when the host raised the issue:
Chris. The fellow who plays Captain America, he was the Human Torch and then they made him Captain America and he’s the greatest guy, but I love them all.
So it seems that Chris Evans and Stan Lee have developed a bond unlike any other shared between members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That being said, Stan Lee does sort of hint that Chris Evans has a bit of an advantage over other Marvel actors. As he portrayed the character Johnny Storm, a.k.a The Human Torch, in Fantastic Four, as well as Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer, he has had the opportunity to meet Stan Lee prior to the very existence of the MCU.
Of course, being the nice guy that he is, Stan Lee doesn’t entirely play favorites. He makes sure to note that he loves all the actors who play his beloved heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he has managed to strike up strong bonds with all of them over the course of the last eight years. Still, let's not forget that Captain America was one of the first superheroes he ever worked on.
Chris Evans is an actor who has really grown into his role as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has worn on. He seemed like a decent fit when Captain America: The First Avenger hit theaters back in 2011, and with each successive film he has seemingly become more and more comfortable with the role of Steve Rogers. In fact, as time has worn on he has arguably become one of the pivotal faces of the MCU—even rivaling the iconography of Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark on numerous occasions. He plays the role of the Star-Spangled Avenger so well, it’s not hard to see why Stan Lee respects him so much.
Don't take our word for it. Check out the clip below to see what Stan Lee has to say regarding the matter:
Ultimately, that’s just Stan Lee’s opinion, and as I mentioned before, everybody has his or her own favorite member of The Avengers roster. Do you agree with Stan Lee, or do you have another personal favorite? Let us know in the comments section!