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Despite being 93 years old, Stan Lee is still staying rather active. When he’s not making his beloved cameos in various Marvel movies and TV shows, the nanogenarian comic book legend is still attending conventions and meeting his adoring fans. However, his journeys may be winding down and deservedly so. Earlier this year, New York Comic Con announced that Lee would be making his final appearance at that con this year. Then earlier this week, the father of many of our favorite characters from the House of Ideas made his last trek to the Great White North for Fan Expo Canada. And while there, he participated in a panel where he touched on a number of topics, including his thoughts on the upcoming Phase Three film ‘Doctor Strange’.

Though artist Steve Ditko is credited with the creation of the character, Stan Lee was still an influential figure in the early stories starring Stephen Strange. So though the good doctor may not be one of the heroes most associated with Lee, he can still be considered an authority on the Sorcerer Supreme. And according to podcaster Moisés Chiullán on Twitter, he recently gave his stamp of approval to director Scott Derrickson and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of the master of the mystical arts played by Benedict Cumberbatch:

Based on the latest trailers for the film, it’s hard to argue with Lee’s assessments. It certainly looks as if Derrickson and company have nailed the trippy, psychedelic Ditko style of Strange. In the past, the promising surgeon’s journey into mystery might not have been possible to bring to the big screen, but now it looks like True Believers have finally gotten a proper live-action adaption thanks to the right filmmaker and the latest technology.

Do you agree with Stan Lee’s assessment of ‘Doctor Strange’? Are you looking forward to the Sorcerer Supreme’s MCU debut? Let us know in the comments below.  

‘Doctor Strange’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benedict Wong, and Mads Mikkelsen emerges on this plane on November 4, 2016. 

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