Stan Lee is an American icon. His fame and popularity goes far beyond just the world of comics. It’s pretty safe to say that he is a national treasure. So, it’s not surprising when he says something, everybody treats it like the biggest news since the dawn of time.
The most recent example of this is his recent interview with toofab* where he announced that Marvel was working on and Inhumans film.
They are going to do the Black Panther. They are going to use Doctor Strange. They are going to do Ant-Man. They are going to do the Guardians of the Galaxy. And they’ll probably do the Inhumans.
Well, the film press picked up that ball and ran with it, with venues such as HitFix, /Film, Cinema Blend, and The Hollywood Reporter giving it coverage, with the last two treating it like its the first time anyone has heard of this.
Ahem. I direct you to the October 7th, 2011 issue of Entertainment Weekly, where Kevin Feige mentioned the Inhumans as a film Marvel was developing, an announcement we at FBOL covered here and further explored here.
So, everybody is all excited about Stan Lee confirming that a film in development is actually in development. Bravo, Internet!
Listen, I can’t fathom that a web-based news source wouldn’t have Internet access, but do a quick Google search. Especially if the “scoop” is coming from a 90-year-old figurehead with no say in any decision process anymore.
I can’t wait until Stan’s panel at the New York Comic Con, where he says that he heard there would be a Thor film released in a number of weeks.