Mouse House captures a Spider

The Walt Disney Company has signed an exclusive first look deal with Spiderman creator Stan Lee. Among many other comicbook characters Lee created, or co-created, Spiderman, The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four all of which are enjoying successful box office numbers to say the least.

"Stan has so many fantastic new ideas for films, and we can’t wait to
get started," said Oren Aviv, president of production at Walt Disney
Studios. "Stan Lee is a living legend in the world of pop culture, and
his characters and stories have been the inspiration for some of
Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. We’re very excited to be working with
him and his talented team in creating some incredible new motion
picture experiences."

The production deal isn’t limited to just movies either. All properties will be considered. I don’t know how much juice Lee has left in his creative veins, but I’d love to see some great family friendly Saturday morning cartoons with Superhero’s for the modern era.

At Disney Studios…Lee will work on
developing characters for action films that might also be featured in
direct-to-DVD productions, video games, comic books or other formats.

got millions of them," Lee said. "I have file cabinets filled with
ideas for movies and television shows and all sorts of things, and I’ve
been waiting to be associated with someone like Disney so I can start
tearing into these things."

This sounds like a great deal for Disney and Lee. Just please don’t pick up that "Who Wants To Be A Superhero" realitytv show. Ugh. (Read and Read)

2 thoughts on “Mouse House captures a Spider”

  1. As a fan of comics and Disney, you’d think I’d be all excited about this but the only things i can think of that Stan Lee has done since leaving Marvel is Stripperella and Who wants to be a superhero. He hasn’t really done anything memorable since the 60’s and 70’s when he cocreated the marvel icons. Anyway, I’m cautiously optimistic but don’t have very high hopes.
    Rob Jones

  2. What I’d like to see Disney do is sit JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon, or someone they suggest down with Stan Lee in a room and start going through those filing cabinets. I bet they’d have the plot of a half-dozen pilot episodes sketched out in a week.

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