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:
And other Marvel Universe actors did too.