You’re 92 years old, you’re basically responsible for the creation of an entire comic book universe, and you’re more famous now than you’ve even been, what do you do for an encore? Well, if you’re Stan “The Man” Lee, you make a move into television. And not just the hoi polloi of American television, but the snooty, top shelf level of British television. It’s an interesting twist in the long career of Lee, who could basically live off the residuals generated by all his characters and their movies and TV series for the rest of his life, but I doubt retirement’s ever been in Lee’s vocabulary. Still, it’s an unusal move for Lee, but he’s always been a Lucky Man. (more…)
There’s been a lot of news lately about the possibility of a second Mallrats movie. Back in 1995, Mallrats was the highly anticipated follow-up to Kevin Smith‘s big break, Clerks, but it ended up bombing. Horribly. It remained a black mark on Smith’s IMDb profile for some time, and then Cop Out was released. Kidding aside though, the film has been received more warmly by fans in the last 20 years, which undoubtedly helps Smith make a case for Mallrats 2. But that’s still about two years away at least, so what are Mallrats fans to do in the meantime. How about a reunion of some of the cast for a car commercial? No, I’m not drunk. (more…)
Stan Lee is the Where’s Waldo of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I personally can’t settle down at a Marvel movie screening until I see Stan “The Man”Lee’s smiling face flash across the big screen. Now we’ve got proof that Stan will cameo anything, anywhere, at anytime. (more…)
The Princess Bride is an 80s classic in the same vein as The Goonies, Stand By Me and Flight of the Navigator – the kind of film that can be watched time and time again, vicariously letting the nostalgia seep through. However, one thing that stands out with The Princess Bride is mere fact that repeat viewings are bound conjure up something new. Fan theories come, many justified, then nullified, and then they go, moving onto the next batch of theories in a perennial fashion. Which is why this particular fan theory stands out all the more, with a lovingly cryptic ending, blurring the lines of the outside world and the story that is read within the realm of the film itself. (more…)
In the latest “Stan’s Rants” the man the myth the legend himself had a new topic to talk about. Himself. Which if you’re not actually watching these little nuggets of adorable angry and thoughtful moments from Mr Stan Lee, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Go onto YouTube this second and subscribe to that. Seriously. But since you’re still here I’ll continue for all the people at work who can’t watch the video this second, or those of you in class or something here’s the rundown. (more…)
Big Hero 6 hits theaters today and there is no question that the new superhero movie is every bit as Marvel as it is Disney, as you can tell from our spoiler-free review. Besides being quality entertainment for pretty much anyone who isn’t made of wood, in keeping up with its siblings on both sides of the fence and in the name of Tradition, the feature boasts several blink-and-you’ll-miss-them Easter Eggs throughout the film. While there are plenty to be found, we are just going to talk about the best 7 of the bunch and will leave some of the fun for you. The movie itself is absolutely stellar and the animation will have you deeply immersed in the world of San Fransokyo, so if you are checking it out for the first time, I would highly recommend that you take the time to enjoy the movie, then search out those hard to find eggs on your second viewing but, hey, I’m not your mom! By the way, spoilers aplenty follow, so now is the time to go back if you want to see the movie with a fresh eye.
Deadpool fans weren’t the only ones pleased that the Merc with the Mouth is finally going to get his own movie, Deadpool’s creator Rob Liefeld was too. Liefeld takes a lot of heat from fans for this drawing skills, particularly in the areas of proportionality and appendages, but he is responsible for co-creating a number of popular X-Men characters introduced in the early 90s, including much of X-Force. So with Deadpool now definitely maybe coming soon to a theater near you, Liefeld talked about his involvement with the project to fans at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles this past weekend. And guess what? He’s a little bit excited about it. (more…)
Whatever you want to call Stan “The Man” Lee—innovator, genius, shameless self-promoter—there’s one word I think everyone could agree on to describe the co-creator of Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and scores of other characters: Prolific. After conquering the American superhero comic book world in both print and film, Stan has set his eyes on yet another country to make his superhero mark: India. That’s right, Stan Lee is tackling the India Cinescape with his superhero, Chakra the Invincible. (more…)
It’s human nature to want to find meaning in everything, to see if we can detect patterns where there may not necessarily be patterns. This is especially true when we’re talking about someone or some people who purposefully plant clues, let’s call them Easter eggs, into their stories for fans familiar with the source material to search out and enjoy. If some small things have big meanings, then why can’t every small thing have a big meaning, even if that meaning should be perfectly obvious.
In the grand tradition of reading too much into stuff, some fans have wondered if there’s a bigger meaning behind Stan Lee‘s constant appearances in the Marvel movies, you know, other than being Marvel Comics most famous writer and editor, and co-creator of their biggest characters. Well Lee confirmed over the weekend that the point to his cameos is that he’s Stan Lee, and he’s not playing The Watcher. (more…)
I don’t know how it all started but somehow Stan Lee’s fame increased beyond nerdom and into the mainstream because of his Marvel film cameos. Now…movie cameos aren’t a new thing. Alfred Hitchcock made them popular when he started furtively inserting himself into his own pictures. He’s had a couple speaking parts; other times he’d stroll through so casually that you’d miss him if you blinked. I’m almost positive Stan Lee has spoken in every appearance, and it doesn’t matter if I’m wrong. What matters is which of these cameos is Stan-The-Man’s favorite? That is, it mattered to someone – a big fan of his asked that very question via Twitter and we’ve got the answer! But first, a short video of all Stan’s showings just to rev you up to speed. (more…)