More Marvel Movies Coming, Stan Lee's Picks and Thor Cameo Revealed?
Posted 04.23.10 by Ryan
Sure, Marvel has Iron Man 2, Thor, The First Avenger: Captain America, and Avengers lined up for release through 2012, but that's not stopping them from planning even more Marvel movies. According to CHUD, Marvel is meeting with screenwriters and directors about some of their less mainstream characters — the sorcerer Doctor Strange, preteen superheroes Power Pack, mutant and pop star Dazzler, hero-for-hire Luke Cage, and many others.
The plan would be to make these movies at the more modest budget of $20-40 million dollars as opposed to the hundreds of millions they are spending on their current slate of movies. Should the plan take shape, it would echo Stan Lee's claim that Marvel will eventually adapt "every one of the Marvel characters". Lee has already confirmed that Ant-Man is in the works, and had lunch with director Edgar Wright to discuss the movie. While at Wizard World Anaheim, Lee told IESB why he thinks Doctor Strange should also be one of the next Marvel movies.
I'd like to see a great movie come out of it. Doctor Strange is somewhat different than all the others. With the nightmares and the other dimensions, it'll give them a chance to have some great special effects and a slightly different type of hero.
And which characters would Lee like to see rebooted?
I'd like them to bring Daredevil back and try it again. I've always liked that character. Maybe the Hulk a little bit. Maybe. I think the [Incredible] Hulk should have been even a bigger hit than it was. Maybe if they have a third go-round he will be. I mean, he did well, but he should have been a bigger smash.
Whatever characters Marvel uses, Lee is ready to do what he loves — make cameos. Lee says he has not shot his cameo for Captain America (production begins this June), while he says his cameo in Thor is that of a man and not a god. That broad description certainly fits Fanboyweb's possible spoiler of Lee's Thor cameo.
Thor's hammer ( Mjolnir ) is found lying inside a crater in the middle of the road by the U.S. Army. The army tries to move it but can't because it's too heavy. They decide to bring in a truck for assistance. The soldiers tie Thor's hammer to the back of the truck with chains. The truck driver accelerates to pull Mjolnir. The back half of the truck falls apart as the front keeps moving. Finally, the camera cuts to the driver who happens to be comic legend Stan Lee.
The part sounds less like the "role" Lee had mentioned previously, and remains unconfirmed at this time.