Tag: Stan Lee
Comic book legend Stan Lee has made appearances in almost every Marvel film. His appearances seem to be random, amusing roles. However, could he be playing the same character—a well-established Marvel character—in all these films?
Marvel began life as a small-time comic book publisher called Timely Publications and released their first comic book in October of 1939 featuring the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner. For over sixty years, they dealt with a rollercoaster of popularity and public interest, at times reveling in great success with properties such as Spider-Man and at other times barely making it by. In 1996, Marvel filed for bankruptcy when the industry slumped, but now, in 2014, Marvel is an absolute powerhouse and is leading not only the comics industry, but the film industry as well. Today we’ll look at the history of Marvel and the events that led them to a point where they could become a movie-making behemoth.
Comic book legend Stan Lee has been hired by Sony Pictures to cash in on the popular super-hero trend by assisting them in creating a brand-new, non-comic book based hero for the big screen.
While at the 2011 Dallas Comic-Con, Stan Lee participated in a Q&A session (moderated by none other than John Romita Jr.), and spilled the beans about his upcoming cameo in the 2012 Spider-Man movie.