While talking about The London Super Comic Convention Stan Lee was asked about The Amazing Spider-Man and talked a little bit about having The Dark Knight Rises as competition.

Stan Lee is gearing up for The London Super Comic Con and while talking with TNT Magazine He talked a little bit about The Amazing Spider-Man. He was asked what he thought of British actors playing the American characters that he created in Spider-Man and The Lizard saying, "I love British actors. I wish I were British. When British people talk it sounds more impressive than when Americans talk." He also addressed the concern of Andrew Garfield taking over for Toby Maguire as Spider-Man, "Everybody was worried about Garfield. How could he replace Maguire? But he brings a whole new feeling to it, the way Parker ought to be but with a different take on it. From what I have seen, the public will love it," assured Lee.

One of the most anticipated story lines this year will be how The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man stack up against Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Lee seems not to be worried about it as much as other fan boys though saying that when you release a movie you go up against a lot of good movies. He also said that Batman is "Damn good" but is darker then what they are going for at Marvel Studios.

Be sure to see how it all shakes out at the box office this year and check out The Avengers on May 4th, The Amazing Spider-Man on July 4th, and The Dark Knight Rises on July 22nd.

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PaulRom - 2/6/2012, 2:37 PM
"I love British actors. I wish I were British. When British people talk it sounds more impressive than when Americans talk."

Just remembered how much I love Stan Lee.
MovieMaster - 2/6/2012, 2:44 PM
Lol, I wonder how Marvelites will feel now Stan just said he thinks the Batman movies are damn good? :)
webheaded - 2/6/2012, 2:47 PM
Its sure to be a good competition. The kings of the comic world are throwing down: Spider-Man vs. Batman
ThreeBigTacos - 2/6/2012, 2:48 PM
I think one thing to remember, whatever side you're on, that yes Nolan's movies are good (albiet some think overrated) but we all have a preference, for example I like Marvel movies more.
TerminatorMode - 2/6/2012, 2:51 PM
stan is the man, there's no doubt - i don't think i've ever really heard him try to say one side is better than another which, for a guy who likes both like me, is pretty awesome

i hope this movie kicks some serious ass tho - loved the first two spider-man movies but thought they could have amped up some of the comic book elements a whole lot more with some of the more colorful villains from spidey's rogues gallery
DaenerysTargaryen - 2/6/2012, 2:53 PM
And...cue the Avengers VS TDKR debates
GreendaleHumanBeing - 2/6/2012, 2:56 PM
@MovieMaster I feel fine. Honestly, I don't understand the whole fuss. Why can't all CBMs be good.Seriously, I'm looking forward to The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spider-man, all of which I believe are in good hands.

marvel72 - 2/6/2012, 2:56 PM
@ moviemaster

batman films are good well apart from batman forever & batman & robin.

but i prefer spidey to batman,so spidey still comes out on top for me.
THABATMAN - 2/6/2012, 2:58 PM
you're right lol

Stan Lee just said that the Batman movies were damn good
Why cant we all just get along?
THABATMAN - 2/6/2012, 2:59 PM

luckylu - 2/6/2012, 2:59 PM
absolutely love stan but he is so damn predictable. "i love it" "i cant wait" "he is great" . he never really gives an opinion for the most part.
CaptainAmerica31 - 2/6/2012, 2:59 PM
The avengers vs TDKR is not fair avengers is a team CBM it should compete with X:FC which was a GREAT film... Spidey and TDKR are a good match up, movies about orphaned men who become heroes and are looking for themselves on the inside and find a symbol that is almost impossible to live up to.
JDUKE25 - 2/6/2012, 3:00 PM
RorMachine - 2/6/2012, 3:01 PM
Studios are in competition, WE shouldn't be as fans. It's so damn silly. If TAMS, TDKR and The Avengers are all as good as they look we all win, nobody should want a CBM to fail.
GodzillaKart - 2/6/2012, 3:04 PM
@Ror: Well said. Am I imagining it or did there used to be more critical debate here a CBM instead team based mud slinging?
MarsivNayr - 2/6/2012, 3:09 PM
yeah I'm just looking forward to all of them.
Even Ghost Rider a little bit....just a little bit...
GreendaleHumanBeing - 2/6/2012, 3:13 PM
@Godzillafart Let us hope that day returns.
JDUKE25 - 2/6/2012, 3:13 PM
@Ror well said, well said.
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MAXQ1961 - 2/6/2012, 3:14 PM
TAMS, TDKR and the Avengers are destined to be billion dollar movies! CBM fans enjoy!

Stan Lee... Excelsior!
orpheus - 2/6/2012, 3:15 PM
The whole 'Nolanite' vs 'Marvelite' is completely stupid garbage. Anyone who gets caught up in that needs to grow the hell up. You can prefer one over the other or like both without being a little girl about it.
LeeHolland - 2/6/2012, 3:24 PM

Exactly. We all know both will see the other's films anyway. I read more DC but I'm still going to be watching Spiderman and the Avengers. A good story is a good story. If the films are crap, then it won't matter who made them.
MrReese - 2/6/2012, 3:42 PM
C even Stan Lee is neutral ;)
spectre88 - 2/6/2012, 3:43 PM
Proud Marvel Zombie right here. But guess what...I love CBMs regardless of what publishing company the source material comes from. Hell, I'll even admit that as much as I loved Iron Man 1 after I saw The Dark Knight, I even had to swallow my pride and admit that it was a better movie.

But again, I don't care which CMBs will be better this 2012 because I hope all of them are great. The better they do the more they'll make them!
spectre88 - 2/6/2012, 3:45 PM
@ MovieMaster - And to answer your question. I'm glad Stan Lee can be objective and open minded! I wish all CBM fans would do the same!
AsianVersionOfET - 2/6/2012, 3:45 PM
I'm a Nolanite.
arsonjack - 2/6/2012, 3:45 PM
Batman is damn good, and this the reason why tdkr is gonna smash the avengers and tasm.
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/6/2012, 4:03 PM
As a dc fan that enjoys dc success with there animation and batman movies that reach to a level in comic book movies that none have yet touch. The avengers movie looks freaking sweet and I don't think tdkr can touch that level of action and fun. So kudos to marvel, but with spiderman vs batman, I hope batman well deliver better then spiderman because it was very too soon to reboot spiderman and when especially Sam raimi two spiderman were amazing. So I hope it fails with this reboot, I love the Sam raimi spiderman except the disappointment of spiderman 3.

One thing for sure the avengers well be the comic book movie of the year and I just hope te dark knight rises well still be talked about and be a hit. Either way for all of us this year well have the best comic book movies. Batman, the avengers and spiderman and also to all sci fi fans, the return of ridley Scott in sci fi with prometheus. I say it's a win for everyone this year.
thewolfx - 2/6/2012, 4:12 PM
stans the man but he likes anything marvel makes

even the almight stan the man lee wont make me give this movie any praise till i see it in the theaters

mstaley3000 - 2/6/2012, 4:27 PM
Honestly, did anyone think Stan would trash DC? I mean, for decades he has gently poked fun at his "Distinguish Competition", why would he change now?
headlopper - 2/6/2012, 4:29 PM
"Hey Stan, youz gotta prablum wit da way I tawk? Fuggettaboutit!"
BIGBMH - 2/6/2012, 4:29 PM
Such a positive person. People should learn from that.
headlopper - 2/6/2012, 4:37 PM
@BIGBMH - Positive people make me suspicious.
Usually there a member of some cult.(joking)
aduder - 2/6/2012, 4:40 PM
Amazing Spider-Man will smash Batman upside the head with webbed up baseball bat..but Batman will still be awesome!
thalidomide - 2/6/2012, 4:55 PM
@Ror, I couldn't agree more. Maybe we should ban those people who starts the Marvel vs DC thing in every article.
Howlett - 2/6/2012, 5:11 PM
No contest, Batman will kick some ass, but I will surely enjoy watching the Avengers and Spiderman too.
thewonderer - 2/6/2012, 5:34 PM
YES people lets all take a lesson from this! Can't we all just appreciate good CBMs for what they are?
Cerebro - 2/6/2012, 5:40 PM
Well said Ror.
MercMatt - 2/6/2012, 5:56 PM
I'm a supporter of the genre. Doesn't matter which company is doing better. I just want our beloved characters brought to life, successfully, on the big screen.
thedude2936 - 2/6/2012, 6:00 PM
yep, i agree with ror on this one. this stupid arguing over which one will be better is getting pretty damn old and annoying. they're all gonna be good(hopefully)
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