Ready to unleash your inner superhero? All you need is a YouTube channel.
Stan Lee and his company POW! Entertainment have combined powers with YouTube Spaces on YouTube’s “World of Superheroes,” a global tentpole program at YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York and São Paulo.
Machinima, TheBrothersRiedell, Adi Shankar, Lana McKissack and other select creators will be granted the opportunity to develop an original superhero concept and produce cutting edge content on cinematic-quality sets, including a secret lair complete with a high-tech command center, science lab and weapons locker, the Google-owned digital video platform said on Thursday.
Creators will also be able to virtually scale buildings, fly over skyscrapers or even take the battle to outer space for action sequences in YouTube Spaces’ state-of-the-art green screen stages.
As part of the program, POW! Entertainment will offer educational sessions with master stunt coordinators and visual effects experts, along with professional costume consultations. Twelve channels will be selected for a script consultation with the POW! development team, and an additional six global channels will earn a script consultation with Lee himself.
Select creators will also be invited to speak on panels and present their content at the Marvel mastermind’s 2015 Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles.
“We’re celebrating the superhero genre and I’m excited to partner with YouTube Spaces to help develop ideas and create new superheroes along with some of the most brilliant and creative minds in the entertainment industry,” said Lee, chairman and chief creative officer of POW!
“From radioactive spiders to suits made of iron, Stan Lee‘s iconic comic book characters have entertained us for generations and it is an honor to have him and POW! Entertainment work with YouTube Spaces and our creators to inspire the next generation of superhero storytellers,” added Christopher D’Angelo, head of Spaces, Americas.
Videos from YouTube’s “World of Superheroes” program at YouTube Spaces are slated to go live between mid-June and the end of July on individual creator channels, and will also be promoted on Lee’s World of Heroes channel and the official YouTube Spaces channel.
This May, YouTube is celebrating its 10th birthday all month long.