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Stan Lee’s a bit of a shameless promoter, isn’t he? I love that dashing geek god as much as the next Dorito Taco devouring fanboy, but his incessant shilling is exhausting… and kinda cringe worthy. Still, he’s one of the most important comic creators in the world (along with his colleagues Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, and a horde of other talented artists), and he’s the only one of them who’s involved himself with the current evolution of superheroes into silver screen franchises. Now, that doesn’t mean that Stan Lee possesses the same clout as someone like Marvel Studios co-president Kevin Feige (a different geek god… this one’s got red hair and a smile that could melt a frost giant), but he’s kept in the “loop” so to speak.

Unfortunately for the big wigs at Marvel, Stan Lee spills the beans… a lot. In this recent case, the Lee-meister’s revealed the House of Ideas yet-to-be revealed slate of Phase 3 movies.

In regards to flicks currently in production or nearing production, Stan Lee said:

They are going to do the Black Panther. They are going to use Doctor Strange. They are going to do Ant-Man. They are going to do the Guardians of the Galaxy. And they’ll probably do the Inhumans.

Yes, that’s really Stan Lee. Dude was scandalous in the 70’s.

And he had some interesting news to share regarding Black Widow. I’ve never really thought the Russian spy could lead a film all on her lonesome, but apparently Marvel’s tossing around that idea. Stan Lee said:

Well probably at one time they’ll make a movie of the Black Widow. The thing is woman like these movies as much as the guys, so we don’t have to knock ourselves out to find a female.

Hmmm… I love this list of flicks, but I’d like to make a single suggestion: Captain Marvel. Not the Kree soldier version, but Carol Danvers instead. Whether as Ms. Marvel or the aforementioned military one, I’d always considered Danvers one of the most interesting characters in Marvel’s arsenal, and she’d be a perfect addition to Whedon’s light hearted Avengers universe.


S#!T Talking Central

  • Mrteapot

    Feel bad for DC fans, I would rather see a wonder women movie over a black widow any day

    • John McConnell

      I agree! DC just keeps shooting itself! It had such a huge nostalgia lead over Marvel based on Saturday morning cartoons. They’ve let it all go down the drain for the most part. Even Superman was on par with Wolverine in the “Ok but no The Dark Knight” category.

      I may take a lot of flack but I think Ashley Greene would make killer Wonder Woman, she’s an award winning taekwondo martial artist so actually moves like a combatant in the few fight scenes she’s been given.

      • Mrteapot

        Yea it’s a shame Christian bale doesn’t feel commited to the franchise as much is Jackman is to marvel. Then they get Ben Affleck…I would be mad if they said Downey is being replaced as iron man by Affleck.

        Marvel continually modernize there comics so it’s relatively east to relate when they do a movie on it’s characters, DC seems to be harder to make it appeal to most audiences until Nolan based it in a realistic setting. Don’t be mad at my comment DC fans I wanna see DC make more movies but green lantern was horrible. I wanted another deadpool movie myself. Affleck ruined daredevil, but luckily marvel has more control over there product minus the x men. DC doesn’t seen to have much control of there movies.

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  • bfg666

    Woohoo! I really hope they’ll make that Black Widow movie happen. We can never have too much ScarJo in skin-tight outfits, so keep ’em coming, Marvel! Panther and Cap Marvel would be great too.

    Also, that Stan The (Naked) Man pic cracked me up! Nice find, Steve.

  • Dennis Carden

    Would love to see a Black Panther movie

  • kimball

    wonder woman’s origin isn’t that great. a movie would just end up being a good looking lady doing sassy things

    • Scott Mortensen

      She also has the most common superpowers you can give someone. Super strength, invulnerability and the ability to fight. I mean, I wouldn’t turn the said powers down, but Spider-Man has unique powers and maybe the best costume in comics. That character will always break the bank.
      Also, given Wonder Womans origin, her costumes patriotic themes don’t really make a whole lot of sense, except as a product of her time.

      I would rather see Black Widow, Captain Marvel, or especially Jessica Jones from Alias. I’m kind of hoping she shows up on the SHIELD television show.