At the opening festivities of Comic-Con, we caught up with the one and only Stan Lee at Activision's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions party. At this soiree, Stan the Man divulged that he wishes he dreamt up DC's Main Man, Lobo.
Here are some excerpts from our chat with Stan:
What Spider-Man villain would you like to see in the new movie?
We have so many of them, any of them would be good. You can take a character that people think is a weak character and if you write them well — I'll give you an example, Iron Man was never one of our best-selling comics [...] but they wrote it well, got Downey in it, and it suddenly its one of our better comics.
What do you have lined up with your production company, POW Entertainment?
We have a number of movies that are in development with Disney, we have a few TV shows in development. We have a cartoon that was just bought by one of the cable channels [...] We have about 12 or 15 things that are in various forms, the announcements will come out soon.
As for other Marvel films, Stan reiterated that he's excited about the prospect of a film starring Ant-Man (he reiterated that he met with Edgar Wright). Stan also drove home that he wants to see films with Marvel's second-tier characters: "I can't wait to see Dr. Strange and the Black Panther, I love them all." He also mentioned that his 1988 collaboration with Moebius — The Silver Surfer: Parable — is perhaps one of his favorite works he's ever created.
He also named one unlikely character that he wishes he created —DC's intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo, who debuted in 1983's Omega Men 3. Stan finds Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen's alien anti-hero "unique." The idea of the galaxy's last surviving Czarnian bastich receiving the Silver Age Marvel treatment needs to become a meme, pronto.
This photo of me is doofus central, but I don't care. I'm chilling with Stan Lee. You could light my hair on fire and I'd still have that same dumbstruck, Dr. Steve Brule-esque expression on my face.