Legendary hero-smith Stan Lee has set in motion 3 projects with Disney, we get wind of this news today thanks to the catastrophic cannibal caves of yahoo:
Comic book legend Stan Lee has set up three projects at Disney, which houses his production shingle POW! Entertainment. The projects are based on stories and ideas from the 85-year-old man behind Spider-Man and the Hulk, who will executive produce with his POW! partner Gill Champion.
“Nick Ratchet” revolves around the exploits of a private eye. Richard LaGravenese (“P.S. I Love You”) is attached to write and direct The action-adventure project “Blaze” is being written by Gary Goldman (“Next”). “Tigress” (working title) follows a woman who starts getting tiger-like instincts. The project is being written by relative newcomer Zoe Green, who wrote for BBC’s “Wolverine & the X-Men” cartoon series. Lee and Champion hope the projects will have franchise potential, with the first installment intended to serve as an origin story laying out the mythology of the plot and characters.
We heard about Lee joining forces with Disney a little while ago and it looks like their collaborative efforts are about to take shape and an epic franchise machine is about to begin. Lee is a man with a brain full of limitless possibilities when it comes to super heroes, and with the backing of Disney the films will certainly have all the tools necessary to succeed.
I am curious to see how these new characters are received. Part of the reason super hero films bring in such insane amounts at the box office; is because we are familiar with them. Everyone knows Batman, Superman, Spiderman and when we have a film about them – people support their heroes. International Friends – will the lack of familiarity hurt the box office success of these films, or is the demand for superhero films so hot right now that we will all take what we can get?