Marvel godfather Stan “The Man” Lee is still making the rounds at 89, and this weekend he’s at the National Fan Expo in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. While there (the event kicked off yesterday and goes all weekend), Comic Book Resources caught up with the comic book legend for a little Q&A.
Here are some of the gold nuggets…
The secret to The Avengers success:
“Well, you know why it made so much money right? My cameo is placed at the very end and its quick, so what happens if you miss it? These people go back out and buy another ticket so they get to see me!
Will he still be cameoing in future Marvel films?
“Wait until you see my cameo in the next Iron Man movie! It’s so funny!”
He actually has some criticisms of some Marvel movies:
“I would have liked the Hulk to be smaller in the first two movies, and I didn’t like the way Doctor Doom was portrayed in ‘Fantastic Four. Now with Daredevil, they just wrote the whole thing wrong. They made him too tragic. That’s not the way I wrote him. I think they’re working on a new Daredevil movies and it will be better, so hold your judgment until then.”
Any insights on what Marvel characters might be making their big screen debut in the near future:
“Deadpool is such a popular character, I’d be surprised if he wasn’t in his own movie in the near future, or introduced in another movie first. They’re thinking about a Doctor Strange movie, a Black Panther movie, an Ant-Man movie — there’s just so many ideas in the works right now at Marvel!”
How does it feel this year with Spider-Man turning 50?
“When I created him, it was tough. We already had a Hulk, we already had the X-Men, we had the Fantastic Four, so I thought I’d go the insect route. But Insect-Man didn’t sound right, and neither did Mosquito-Man. But then it came to me…Spider-Man! Happy 50th Spidey!”
Source: Comic Book Movie