The Marvel mastermind blames “Daredevil” director Mark Steven Johnson
Stan Lee, the creator of numerous Marvel comic book characters, has made an on-screen cameo in nearly every Marvel movie ever made since the dawn of the superhero boom in Hollywood, but he won’t be appearing in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
“This is the one group that I didn’t create. I didn’t write ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,'” Lee told Ora TV’s “DweebCast” in a new interview (above). “I’m not even sure who they all are. I can’t wait to see the movie.”
Lee, once president and chairman of Marvel comics, began lending his voice to Marvel’s animated series in 1982 when he narrated “The Incredible Hulk,” and made his first live-action cameo in 1989 TV movie “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk.” His first cameo on the big screen came with 2000’s “X-Men,” and he was last seen in “Thor: The Dark World” as a mental patient.
The comic book icon also weighed in on Warner Bros.’ decision to cast former “Daredevil” star Ben Affleck as Batman in Zack Synder’s upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel, “Batman Vs. Superman.”
“I think he’ll make a wonderful Batman. I think he’s much better than most people think he is,” Lee said. “He didn’t do quite as well in ‘Daredevil’ as everyone hoped he would, but I think it was the director more than anything else.”
The 2003 Marvel movie was written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who was also responsible for 2007’s “Ghost Rider,” starring Nicolas Cage.