Stan Lee’s daughter, Joan Celia “JC” Lee, weighed in on Sony’s decision to no longer co-produce Tom Holland Spider-Man films with Disney’s Marvel Studios.
Earlier this week, Sony opted to move forward on new Spider-Man films without Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige after rejecting Disney’s 50/50 co-financing stake proposal. The decision resulted in many fans assigning blame on the failure to reach an agreement, with those defending Sony arguing Disney’s proposal was unreasonable, especially considering the amount of power the latter has consolidated in recent years.
In a statement to TMZ, Joan Celia “JC” Lee, the daughter of Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, appeared to echo those sentiments regarding Disney’s expanding control over media. According to Lee, Disney and Marvel should be kept in check when it comes to trying to gain complete control of the characters Stan Lee created:
“Marvel and Disney seeking total control of my father’s creations must be checked and balanced by others who, while still seeking to profit, have genuine respect for Stan Lee and his legacy.”
Joan Celia “JC” Lee added that whether it be through Sony or another studio, the characters Stan Lee created deserved to be interpreted by more than just Disney:
“Whether it’s Sony or someone else’s, the continued evolution of Stan’s characters and his legacy deserves multiple points of view. When my father died, no one from Marvel or Disney reached out to me. From day one, they have commoditized my father’s work and never shown him or his legacy any respect or decency.”
Lee concluded her comment with some harsh words on how she feels Disney and Marvel treated Stan Lee, saying, “no one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney’s executives.”
How do you feel about Joan Celia “JC” Lee’s comments? Do you think she has a point about Disney having sole control over Stan Lee’s characters? Let us know below!
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.