Stan Lee Announces Upcoming Marvel Movies…Excelsior!!


You have to love Stan “The Man” Lee, he is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING!  In a recent interview at the Savannah Film Fest, not only did he confirm some upcoming Marvel films (more than likely set after “Avengers 2”) as well as some interesting tidbits on the “Ant-Man” film, being released in 2015).

Oh they are all being made into movies! I can tell you there will definitely be a Dr. Strange movie! They are working on Ant-Man, which requires really small cameras! Black Panther is being developed, one of my favorites…the Inhumans…All the hero’s will eventually be made into movies.

So, apparently some films are being developed (The “Dr. Strange” film has been in development for years, with a lot of rights flip flops) The Black Panther and Inhumans announcements makes this fan REALLY excited, but raises many questions.  “Does the Black Panther and Inhumans character rights belong to 20th Century Fox, who owns the rights to MANY Fantastic Four characters?”  With Fox’s upcoming X-Men/FF shared universe, the Inhumans and Black Panther would be EPIC (Especially the Black Panther/Storm relationship).  Hopefully some more news on this to come.

Who would you have play the masked Wakandan?

As for the “Dr. Strange” film, there are a plethora of villains that they could adapt, but I truly am hoping for Baron Mordo or Dormammu.  I know this will be an origin film and if they follow the source material, (even if they modernize it) all should be good.  I hope they choose a director with a strong visual palette ( Guillermo Del Toro) and make the film a true work of art (much like most of the comics).   If they can do that and get a strong actor for Stephen Strange, it could open a new direction for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  For example, I hope now that Marvel has the rights to all of these characters (at least I am almost positive) they could produce another “group” movie with the “Marvel Knights” (Strange, Daredevil, Punisher, Luke Cage/Iron Fist, Black Widow, and Cloak and Dagger) for a dark adult twist to the new wave of the mighty Marvel film universe.

Now this news is exciting and troublesome, exciting in the fact that they are going to make more “second tier” Marvel heroes and give them their own films.  But it is troubling in the fact that they might be trying to do “Too much, Too fast”, but only time will tell, and if Stan Lee has anything to say about it, the best is yet to come

Via : Den of Geek