Hugh Jackman Recalls The Time Stan Lee Inadvertently Put Him In His Place

The Marvel Comics pioneer stole the limelight from Wolverine.

Actor Hugh Jackman honored the memory of Marvel Comics pioneer Stan Lee on Monday’s “Late Show” with a funny story about being inadvertently humbled by the “creative genius.”

The “X-Men” star (aka Wolverine) revealed to host Stephen Colbert how he was once embarrassingly snubbed by the entire 300-strong press pack on a Comic-Con red carpet because Lee was also in attendance — and everyone wanted to speak with and photograph him.

Jackman also praised Lee, who died Monday at the age of 95, as being “a true gentleman who had this glint in his eye.”

“He thought outside the box. He created a whole universe that changed the lives of many people, mine included,” he added.

Check out the full interview here:

Jackman also paid tribute on Twitter: