Stan Lee Just Revealed The Marvel Movie Character He Dislikes Most

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It’s no small thing to have Stan Lee express disappointment over one of his own characters. He’s typically enthusiastic about every Marvel movie. Even the worst of them.

During Fan Expo Canada, the former Marvel president and comic-book writer was asked which Marvel film adaptation he “took most issue with” by CBR. But according to Stan Lee, he’s fine with all of them.

Stan Lee responded:

“I believe they captured the spirit and the intent of all of the characters, and I’m delighted with how they all turned out. None of them have disappointed me. In fact, I think all of these movies have come out better than everybody ever thought they would…Even the early ones were good. Maybe I’m just my own biggest fan…”

That said, Lee did call out a portrayal that rubbed him the wrong way. And it might surprise you.

“I was a little disappointed in the very first ‘Fantastic Four,’ because I didn’t care for how Doctor Doom was portrayed. But other than that, I thought the movie was great. And the actors were terrific.”

OK, it’s not surprising in the slightest that Stan Lee had an issue with any Doctor Doom we’ve seen on the big screen. The movies have consistently misunderstood the character in failed attempts to modernize him. But what’s strange is that Lee seems to consider Julian McMahon’s Doctor Doom worse than Toby Kebbell’s version of the character last summer, by implication.

Is it possible Stan Lee sees something in the 2015 reboot that hardly anyone else did? Well, no. Personally, I suspect he doesn’t want to include one of the few Marvel movies (this one made by Fox) that doesn’t cameo him. In fact, he said as much a year ago during an interview with Larry King.

When asked why Fantastic Four failed, Lee simply said:

“Well, it was probably because I didn’t have a cameo in it, and they didn’t discuss the story with me.”

That initial comment could be reasonably perceived as a joke or slight jab, but it’s the second thought that seems more like a serious dissatisfaction he had with Fox at the time. Despite how Fox’s Deadpool, which he did do a cameo for, turned out earlier this year.

Either way, the more positive news is that Stan Lee is a true believer of where the Marvel movies are headed. Even if they still haven’t found a way to crack one of the comics’ best villains.

Source: CBR

Jon Negroni

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  • Vegas82

    Villains have never been Marvel’s strong suit. I’m praying they don’t mess up Thanos, but after all this setup that’s a very tall order.

    • Worldmind

      Don’t worry, he’s in safe hands. The best villains in the MCU so far (Loki and Winter Soldier in my opinion) have been given a journey to go on, and real character growth, with varying degrees of redemption in their stories. I don’t think Thanos will be a one-note tyrant at all, it’s a bit soon to say but he could even be playing nice with the heroes by Avengers 4 (as long as it suits his own nefarious plans 😉 against an even bigger threat. Annihilus? Magus?

      • Vegas82

        Everything you wrote only makes me more nervous about Thanos. I’m starting to think that he will be another in a long line of crap villains from Marvel.

        • Worldmind

          Hey man like I said, he’s in very capable hands. I doubt they’ll go the way I just vaguely hinted at, I’m normally wrong about such things lol. I’ve no doubt they could be prepping another huge cosmic villain though, maybe for Phase (Fantastic) 4 or 5

      • Vegas82

        Everything you wrote only makes me more nervous about Thanos. I’m starting to think that he will be another in a long line of crap villains from Marvel.

  • Darthmanwe

    The sad thing is, Doom is probably the best villain in marvel comics lineup, and they consistently f….d him up. Very sad really.

  • Jewie

    He might’ve been referring to the 1994 version.

    • Jon Negroni

      Considering that film was unreleased, I very much doubt he was referring to it. Most people haven’t seen the film, and I don’t think a legal copy actually exists.

  • louace

    It’s official
    Stan Lee is a self-centered, narcissistic douch…

  • Liam Paul

    haha maybe at the end of Wonder Woman, they should have Stan Lee , walk up to Wonder Woman and say, I dont know who you are but your Wonderful, almost a Wonder Woman, How I think you embody all that makes for a good comic book hero then he walks away and Diana say You’re too late to write my story, its ages old Mr Marvel !