Former wrestler and Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson once met with Marvel maestro Stan Lee when the artist formerly known as “The Rock” first got involved with the movie industry – and years later, they have reunited.
Dwayne Johnson shared a heartwarming anecdote about some advice that Stan Lee gave him early on in his movie career on his Instagram page. The actor shared a photo of himself and Smilin’ Stan shaking hands at the Los Angeles Comic Con, where the actor explains that he was incredibly thankful for the advice that he received and is a huge fan of the author’s work:
This man. This legend. When I first broke into Hollywood 17yrs ago, Stan Lee (iconic co creator of Spider Man, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Dr Strange etc) welcomed me with open arms. Always offering sage advice to help build my career. Be imaginative, set no limits.. have fun, he said. Years had gone by, but at Stan’s #LAComicCon I had the opportunity to hug him again and say thank you. I was also truly moved yesterday by his words regarding the career I’ve been fortunate enough to build. Much more to accomplish. Cheers my friend to imagination, no limits and fun. Next time tequila’s on me! Your Black Adam⚡️🥃 (@hhgarcia41 📸)
Given that Dwayne Johnson will (eventually) portray the DC villain Black Adam in a future movie, this is another good show of there being no hard feelings between Marvel and their Distinguished Competition. In any case, it’s nice to see this kind of reunion happen after the recipient of Stan Lee’s advice went on to have a successful career – there’s something of a It’s A Wonderful Life vibe to it.
A Black Adam movie is in development for the DC Extended Universe, but no time frame for the project has been scheduled. Meanwhile, Stan Lee has filmed cameos for a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe productions.
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The Justice League isn’t limited to the six members we saw in Zack Snyder’s film. The team has an expansive roster that features dozens of reserve characters ready to help the Justice League save the world on a moment’s notice.
With movies like the Green Lantern Corps and Shazam in the pipelines, it’s clear more heroes will be introduced to the DC Extended Universe soon. The Avengers featured a small team and it only grew as more characters were introduced into the Marvel movie universe. The Justice League is gonna need all the help it can get to fight Darkseid and keep the streets safe from lower-tier villains like Deathstroke and Joker.
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