Stan Lee has announced that he would like to make a cameo appearance in 'Batman vs. Superman,' even though the comic marvel has had very little do to with the superhero duo during their literary tenure.
Lee made the revelation at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, reported ComicBook.com, and he even had the gall to state that his numerous cameos are the reason for Marvel Studios recent success.
He teased that fans repeatedly went to see the company's various cinematic adventures because sometimes viewers had missed his brief cameo. All of which, I'm guessing, was made with his tongue firmly placed against the inside of his mouth.
Lee then blurted out, "I'll show you why DC isn't so smart. If I were the head of DC, I would contact me and say, 'How about doing a cameo in the next Superman movie?' Can you imagine? Nobody would believe it. Everybody would go see it."
He has a point, even though it would be a tad cynical of both DC Movies and Lee to exploit comic book fans that way. Plus, I'm pretty sure 'Batman vs. Superman' will do quite well at the box office without Lee's help.
Lee only ever produced one series of comics for DC Comics, which were released in the early noughties and saw him re-imagine several of their heroes, including Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Batman and Superman, and give them alliterative civilian names to suit his infamous style.
Last week, Lee also confirmed that he isn't a fan of the 3D format that has enveloped multiplexes over the last few years.
In his latest Stan's Rants YouTube video, Lee erupted and remarked, "The studios are now all featuring 3D, just like it's something new, something we hadn't seen before. They had 3D years ago. I've seen 3D when I was a young guy … well, younger, I'm still young of course." What a man he is.
He then suggested "The next superhero movie, let it take place on stage with real live actors, and you see the action right in front of you," hinting that Marvel's next epic should hark back to the age before the "Talkie" had even been invented.
Lee continued, "I don't like trying to fool the public. I don't like telling the public this is something new, when it isn't something new. I get so upset with these things."
For a 90-year-old man, Stan Lee still packs some almighty gusto, doesn't he?
Do you think Stan Lee should make a cameo in 'Batman vs. Superman'?
Gregory Wakeman is a film enthusiast who thinks that Stan Lee's greatest cameo was in The Amazing Spider-Man. It might have been better if he'd actually been comically walloped with the flying desk though.