For those who only watch movies based on Marvel characters, Stan Lee is the old man who somehow always end up in the film, making a brief cameo. We fans of the comic books know that he is pretty much the Godfather of everything Marvel. Many of the characters we know and love he is the creator for. Many of them were probably made in a fever dream long ago when he was a writer for Marvel comics. He’s given us greats like Spider-Man, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, The X-Men, and much more. He has since stepped down from heavy involvement in the day to day at Marvel but still appearances in many of the films. He’s more than happy to see many of his creations on the big and small screen. However, not all of the Marvel films have been certified hits. What did he think of them? Does he have a film that he didn’t like as much as the rest?
Recently Lee was asked what his least favorite film centering on Marvel Comics characters was at the Fan Expo in Canada.
“I was a little disappointed in the very first ‘Fantastic Four,’ because I didn’t care for how Doctor Doom was portrayed. But other than that, I thought the movie was great. And the actors were terrific.”
He was more diplomatic for how he feels about his other Marvel films.
“I believe they captured the spirit and the intent of all of the characters, and I’m delighted with how they all turned out. None of them have disappointed me. In fact, I think all of these movies have come out better than everybody ever thought they would…Even the early ones were good. Maybe I’m just my own biggest fan.”
It’s a little surprising he didn’t have a negative thought on the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot, which many fans as well as critics universally slammed the film. However, Lee probably has a bias towards many of the properties he created.
The most recent talks related to Marvel movies has centered on the casting of actress Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson for next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. There has been a small but loud community disappointed with the casting of an actress of color for an iconic role that has always been depicted by a white woman. Lee also weighed in on the casting.
“I think it’s a great idea. I wish I had thought of it. I can’t wait to see that gal, I can’t wait to see that movie, and I think the public will love it.”
If Lee’s good with Zendaya, then we should keep an open mind with their new take on Mary Jane.
Source: Comic Book Movie