While filming a cameo for CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Stan Lee, godfather of Marvel Comics and creator of many of its most iconic characters, took some time to speak with Access Hollywood about Sony’s decision to reboot the Spider-Man film franchise. Basically, he’s in favor of it:
“I think it’s a good idea, personally. I think that, after a while, things feel a little ‘the same.’ You feel ‘well, it’s like the one I saw.’ Making him younger, playing up the problems of a teenage kid with a super power, which is the way he was originally written when we first did the book, I think it will be interesting. Naturally, a lot of the fans are saying, ‘No! We don’t want to change!’ But they always say that. I think, when it comes out, it’s going to be great! And I’ll have a cameo, so how bad can it be?”
Also in the interview, Lee talks about his numerous Marvel-flick cameos, which he jovially assures us are not guaranteed in writing but rather won through painstaking effort on his part. And, as a result of two more victorious browbeating campaigns, you can look forward to seeing him as a Larry King-type character in Jon Favreau’s Iron Man 2 and in an as-yet-undetermined role in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. Hit the jump to take a look at the interview:
I always enjoy watching Lee talk comics and comic book movies. His enthusiasm for his characters and the Hollywood treatment they’ve been getting of late hasn’t waned a bit over the years; it shines through every time he speaks. It’s almost enough to convince me that this Spidey reboot is a good idea…almost.