Stan Lee On The Real Reason Behind The Success Of THE AVENGERS

Stan Lee dissects the success of Marvel Studios' The Avengers as only 'The Generalissimo' can! Plus, the Marvel superhero movies he didn't like and confirmation of his Iron Man III cameo.



I make no secret of the fact that I'm a pretty big Stan Lee fan and recently he's been doing more press, some of which has been pure comedic gold. Stan recently attended the Fan Expo Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and shared the following humorous details with the crowd.

On the real reason behind the success of Marvel's The Avengers:
Stan Lee: "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 Stan continue the tradition and have a cameo in Iron Man 3:
Lee: "Wait until you see my cameo in the next Iron Man movie! It's so funny!"

Stan usually has nothing to say but good things about Marvel films but did he ever take any exceptions with any of the characters or stories in previous films:
Lee: "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."

Which Marvel characters is he still hoping to see make their silver screen debut?
Lee: "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!"

On Spider-Man's 50th Anniversary:
Lee: "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!"


Good stuff as usual from Stan, glad to see that he'll continue the tradition and have a cameo in Iron Man 3. Check out more from Stan at his Official YouTube channel.



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