Stan Lee On IRON MAN 3 And Marvel Studios

Stan Lee praises director Shane Black and Marvel Studios from the set of Iron Man 3. "I think the people at Marvel who are making these movies are the most talented moviemakers on the face of the planet," says the living legend.

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"It really has to do with talent. I think the people at Marvel who are making these movies are the most talented moviemakers on the face of the planet. They hire the best writers, directors - like Shane, the best actors and they take what they do seriously. They go back to the roots of the comics and they say 'What made this script so successful?' And once they decide what that element or those elements may be, they keep to those elements. Other companies, they try to improvise and they try to change things but the people at Marvel are so intelligent and so literate and so well-versed in story and photography and in movies they know how to put these elements together. They're starting out with very colorful characters but if they put them in the real world and give them real problems, then everyone wants to see it. I know the characters and I can't wait to see the movies."

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Based on Warren Ellis' Extremis storyline and following the box-office shattering events of Marvel's The Avengers, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has become the target of global terrorist The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley) who has secretly been the mastermind behind most of the tragedies in Tony's life. Isolated from his fellow Avengers, Tony will have to devise his most advanced armor yet if he hopes to save the woman he loves, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Standing beside Tony as he takes on Mandarin's villainous allies and Ten Rings subordinates will be War Machine James Rhodey (Don Cheadle) who was conspicuously absent during the Chituari invasion in New York. Based on a screenplay by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Drew Pearce (Godzilla, Sherlock Holmes 3).


Running Time: 2 hr 10 min (confirmed)
Release Date: May 3, 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (confirmed)
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle, William Sadler, James Badge Dale, Yvonne Zima, Stephanie Szostak
Directed by: Shane Black
Written by: Shane Black (screenplay) Drew Pearce (screenplay) Stan Lee (comic book) Jack Kirby (comic book) Don Heck (comic book) Larry Lieber(comic book)

Source: Walt Disney Pictures
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Reasonnnn - 4/17/2013, 7:40 PM
My avatar approves.
TheOneAboveAll - 4/17/2013, 7:40 PM
Stan the Man!
SuperSam - 4/17/2013, 7:41 PM
May this man live forever! :)

GamerKT - 4/17/2013, 7:42 PM
Stan's so lucky. He helped create a bunch of these characters. I can't imagine what it'd be like to have your creations come to life after decades.
ComicBookSon - 4/17/2013, 7:45 PM
Speaking words of wisdom
Giznad - 4/17/2013, 7:47 PM
Personally, I think Stan is an immortal that will outlive Thor. But, Odin forbid, he passes on to Valhalla, will Kevin Feige be the new spokesperson for Marvel? I know he's just the president of Marvel Studios, but it seems like he might be the one to carry the torch, so to speak.
TayDee - 4/17/2013, 7:48 PM
Is that a jab at Fox & Sony Mr. Lee?
RPD - 4/17/2013, 7:53 PM
If it's NOT a jab at Fox and Sony it should have been...
ParisSun - 4/17/2013, 7:54 PM
@TayDee: Probably so. Fox and Sony are just butchering the Marvel characters. I want FF, X-Men and Wolverine to be right but I'm not holding my breath. First Class was good but the X-Men should be the easiest comic to bring to film and should have the deepest story around but they just can't get it right.
SpectacularJoShFest - 4/17/2013, 8:17 PM
I love this man, he's like the Hugh Hefner of comicbooks. Stan "The Man" Lee FTW!!! Excelsior!!!

CaptainAmerica31 - 4/17/2013, 8:23 PM
Nice I love this guy. Fox butchered X-men but First class seems to have turned things around overall. So Im actually optimistic about DOFP and the new FF. Fox isn't bad if you can forgive them and trust they will actually make good movies after the revolution of CBMs( which they have only made one). And what I'm talking about is post TDK and creation of marvel studios
ShreckGT350 - 4/17/2013, 8:24 PM
Stan is my grandfather.....my photo proves this. Ok, well I wish he was. :)
SpectacularJoShFest - 4/17/2013, 8:28 PM
McGee...he wasn't in First Class...but I don't know if you mean MCU or just any movie based on MARVEL characters.
ManCalledSting - 4/17/2013, 8:30 PM
I personally don't care for the guy.
Fogs - 4/17/2013, 8:32 PM
McGee - well he wasnt in X3, XMO:W, if I'm not mistaken.
ManCalledSting - 4/17/2013, 8:42 PM
Youngman: post it dude, just out SPOILER ALERT ahead of it, I'm interested in this news.
Jollem - 4/17/2013, 8:50 PM
"I think the people at Marvel who are making these movies are the most talented moviemakers on the face of the planet, for the lowballing cost we are willing to pay"

settle :)
LtMikeHarrigan - 4/17/2013, 8:50 PM
@ TheYoungMan

No, what is it? Can you PM me it? And did you approve?
Jollem - 4/17/2013, 8:53 PM
"They're starting out with very colorful characters but if they put them in the real world and give them real problems, then everyone wants to see it."

oh, great. now even the ms movies are stupid nolan grounded in reality b.s. ugh, i don't know what to think anymore ;)
parascythe - 4/17/2013, 8:53 PM
he will have a cameo in IM3 right?
thatcoldblackcloud - 4/17/2013, 8:54 PM
Stan The fraud lee, taking credit for other people's work. Eat my shorts, lee!!!
Canon108 - 4/17/2013, 8:56 PM
He's gonna spin off this planet, lol
Jollem - 4/17/2013, 8:59 PM
@Intruder - i respectfully disagree with you. but keep doin' what you do :)
TheAbomination - 4/17/2013, 9:01 PM
Long live the king.
Jollem - 4/17/2013, 9:03 PM
i read opinions, not facts :)
Jollem - 4/17/2013, 9:03 PM
negative...i am a meat popsicle
ManCalledSting - 4/17/2013, 9:03 PM
Thatcoldblackcloud: If you're being serious, I totally agree with you, except I calm him
Stan "The Hack" Lee.
LtMikeHarrigan - 4/17/2013, 9:04 PM
@ TheYoungMan

Ok, just found it out. At first I'll admit my heart sunk a lil bit but now thinking about it, it's actually rather intelligent (now I know what Kingsley was referring too in that featurette video). Also, when you relate this to similar real world issues it makes even more sense. The media is used as a tool for propaganda, manipulation and misleading its audience. It's only realistic that at some point a villain would utilise this to greater effect. A nice little twist in my opinion. I wonder if the Maya one is still there?
Minato - 4/17/2013, 9:05 PM
How many here have met Stan the man Lee either video conference or in person

I have 2ce both video conference
Jollem - 4/17/2013, 9:07 PM
stan's great, but jack kirby has done just an insanely amazing amount of awesome for the comic book medium. jack "the king" kirby. legend
ManCalledSting - 4/17/2013, 9:08 PM
LtMikeharrigan: what should I search to find this news?
ManCalledSting - 4/17/2013, 9:09 PM
Wow!!! Still calling people Nolanites? Hasn't that flame war passed?
SnapperCarr - 4/17/2013, 9:11 PM
@TheYoungMan Can you tell me what it is?
AgentZero - 4/17/2013, 9:13 PM
@ELgUaSoN

I did it and didn't expect THE MAN to actually appear.

Nice one bro
SnapperCarr - 4/17/2013, 9:14 PM
What's the twist involving Mandarin?
LtMikeHarrigan - 4/17/2013, 9:18 PM
@DarthJericho and SnapperCarr

Just check IMDb, it wont be hard to find.

@TheYoungMan

I think that's what gives me the most faith, is that Kingsley's acting will make it all convincing and worth the reveal.
ManCalledSting - 4/17/2013, 9:19 PM
Theyoungman: can you post a link or something? You say how to find it? I really wanna know.
LtMikeHarrigan - 4/17/2013, 9:20 PM
Oh and if anyone cares the Maya one is still in there..
SageMode - 4/17/2013, 9:24 PM
Haha Haha. Nice how he took a shot at WB/DC.

You're the best Stan. Long live.
ManCalledSting - 4/17/2013, 9:25 PM
TheYoungMan&LtMikeHarrigan:............Idk.........if that's true, then who's the other guy? Plus that really doesnt make much sense, except the storyline not to long ago where Mandarin was using industrial espionage.
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