One of the biggest deals in history happened today with Disney’s purchase of $52 billion worth of 21st Century Fox assets, and it seems most creators at Marvel are happy about it. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld have already expressed their joy about the deal, and now, the backbone of Marvel, Stan Lee, is jumping in on the excitement as well.
In an interview with Newsarama, Stan Lee expressed the importance of the deal and his hope for the future:
“A truly great piece of news! Now characters such as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four can come home to the place where they belong. It’s vitally important to have the Marvel characters under one roof. And now, as great as they were before, I can’t wait to see the wonders that will unfold!”
Stan Lee is probably happy that these characters will finally come together considering that’s the way he wrote them during his time at Marvel.
Newsarama also points out that Disney now owns the rights to the fictionalized Stan Lee biopic in which he sold the rights to Fox back in 2016. The movie was planned to be set in the 70s as a spy movie, and names like Leonardo DiCaprio have been rumored to star in the role. It is unclear, though, wether or not Disney will be moving forward with this.
Source – Newsarama