Stan Lee has gone after his ex-company, POW! Entertainment, in a massive $1 billion dollar lawsuit, TMZ reports.
The curious case of Stan Lee has made waves across the Internet ever since Lee was diagnosed with pneumonia and hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat this February. Things were dialed up to 11 once Lee sued his former manager for fraud and abuse. Charges included in the lawsuit were claims of hideous acts by manager including draining Lee of his blood with the intent of filling up custom-made pens with. Todd McFarlane took it to himself to visit in the midst of rumors of his abuse, claiming he was able to see his good old friend and perceived things to be normal.
Lee’s lawsuit against his former company includes current CEO Shane Duffy and Gill Champion — co-founder of POW! alongside Lee — and accuses them of tricking Lee into signing over the exclusive rights to his likeness, including the rights to his name.
It appears that POW! was sold in 2017, and Lee maintains that the negotiations were made under false pretenses as the comic book legend was mourning the death of his wife of fifty years, Joan. It’s pointed out that Lee didn’t even sign off on the rights to his name when Disney agreed to purchase Marvel in a multi-billion dollar contract.
Lee recently made claims on Twitter that he was finally in control of his account again, concerning fans after posting a Tweet claiming he is “depending on” his fans to “protect and defend” him. Nevertheless, the twisting turnstile of Lee’s life unwinds more each and every day. As McFarlane noted, the legend is 95 years old, so health complications are quite common for a man of his age. All the lawsuits and Tweets have fans on edge, hoping for a swift resolution that would let Lee live his days in peace.
Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie Ranked From Worst To Best
Star Wars was released in 1977 and has become one of the biggest film franchises in the history of cinema. Han Solo. Luke Skywalker. Princess Leia. Darth Vader. These characters have become synonymous with pop culture around the world.
Star Wars has transcended generations but when Revenge of the Sith was released in 2005, many fans assumed that this galaxy far far away had come to a close and we wouldn’t be seeing any new films. It wasn’t until 2012 that everything changed. On October 30, 2012, Disney announced a deal to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. Since that purchase, Disney has brought Star Wars back to the main folds of pop culture with The Force Awakens and even Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
In honor of The Last Jedi being released in theaters, Heroic Hollywood is ranking every Star Wars film from worst to best. It should be noted that this countdown doesn’t include any of the animated series or the Holiday Special. Check out our rankings by clicking next! Every section will feature the best highlight and lowlight from the film.
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