A World of Warcraft tribute to Stan Lee has been spotted on the PTR. A thin, frail-looking older gentleman named Stanley has been spotted in Stormwind Keep. The NPC will exclaim “Excelsior!” at times. This is something Stan Lee was rather famous for saying.
There are also two other Stanley models that were added in patch 8.1.5 but their locations are currently unknown as of the time of writing this article.
Blizzard has a long tradition of putting tributes to famous celebrities in World of Warcraft after their deaths. Others include Farrah Fawcett, Robin Williams, and Chris Farley. Though it isn’t just famous celebs who get this treatment, many fans of World of Warcraft along with Blizzard developers have been immortalized in the game throughout the years. Wowhead has a complete list of all the in-game memorials if you’re interested in paying your respects.
Stan Lee, the creator of many beloved comic book characters died on November 12, 2018, at the age of 95. In recent years he was most well known for his cameos in every Marvel movie, including the animated Big Hero 6 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Thanks to his cameos Stan Lee is technically the highest grossing actor of all time. He also made cameos in a number of superhero video games through the years. His final video game appearance was in Insomniac’s Spider-Man game that was insanely popular in 2018. It has already been confirmed that Stan Lee will have a cameo in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame which will be in theaters at the end of April.
If you don’t want to wait to see Stanley you can check him out in the video below which was created by our friends at Wowhead. Many thanks to Wowhead for the video, images, and reporting on the story.