Marvel have enjoyed a stellar run over the past 9 years. Since Robert Downey Jr. took on the role of Tony Stark for 2008's blockbuster installment Iron Man, the label has gone from strength to strength.
New properties and spinoffs have spawned from the series of comic books and with Bryan Singer bringing X-Men to the fore years earlier, Stan Lee's creations have been an iconic stable of the American viewing diet. Yet there is one character in particular that alludes the genius on the big screen, urging those with the skills and connections to make Silver Surfer a motion picture of its own accord.
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Attending a live tribute night with all the glitz and glamor that comes with a Beverly Hills setting, Lee would be honored for his role in the entertainment industry. The event would be titled Extraordinary: Stan Lee and with Chris Hardwick performing the hosting duties for the evening, he would have to be asked some key questions.
Of all the superheroes he has helped to grow throughout the decades, what is the most popular from the entire catalogue?
“The character I’m always asked about the most is Spider-Man," he replied. "He’s the one that seems to be the most popular, and the one everyone asks me about."
As discussions turned to topics about the Fantastic Four series, Lee would make a comment that rose plenty of eyebrows. Initially skeptical about Jack Kirby's creation of the character the Silver Surfer, the comic book legend believes it is time for Marvel to produce a feature that is based entirely around Norrin Radd.
“He’s the one I want to see more,” Lee remarked. “He’s the most philosophical of all the characters I’ve ever worked on. And I have an idea for my cameo in that one!”
He would be portrayed by Doug Jones in the 2007 flop Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but the commercial and critical disappointment would prevent any further interpretations.
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Almost as well known for his cameo appearances across the MCU as he was for his pioneering of the franchise, 94-year old Lee was quizzed about his favorite role to date. For him, it was hard to look past his drinking time with the God of Thunder for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“Oh yeah, my favorite is when I’m drinking with Thor in the second Avengers movie,” Lee said. “When I was with him at the bar and he was drinking a strong drink from Asgard. And I told him, ‘Hey, let me have a sip.' And he says, 'No, it’s too strong for you.' I’m like, 'C’mon!' So I take a sip, and the next scene, they’re carrying me out. The reason that one is my favorite of the ones I’ve done is that it’s the one cameo I’ve done that has two scenes. I figure that’s making me more of an actor. Pretty soon I’ll have three scenes then I’ll have four, and before you know it, I’ll be starring in a movie."
Source: SYFY WIRE