At an age when most would be sailing peacefully into the twilight, Stan Lee just can’t stop pacting and creating, as his Pow! Entertainment has just signeda multiyear, first-look deal with Disney Studios:
“Stan has so many fantastic new ideas for films, and we can’t wait to get started,” said Oren Aviv, president of production at Walt Disney Studios. “Stan Lee is a living legend in the world of pop culture, and his characters and stories have been the inspiration for some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. We’re very excited to be working with him and his talented team in creating some incredible new motion picture experiences.”
A major component of the agreement is home entertainment, as Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment president Bob Chapek was instrumental in bringing the deal to Disney. Chapek will work closely with Lee on many of his projects.
“(We) feel very fortunate to be collaborating with him on a wide range of new projects for all divisions of our company,” Chapek said. “His track record is impressive by any measure, and (the home entertainment unit) is sure to benefit from his creations.”
85-year-old Stan and Pow’s recent ventures include the direct-to-DVD movies Mosaic and The Condor, as well as the cartoon Striperella.