The brilliant Jim McLauchlin at Newsarama
Some brilliant souls at Nerd Reactor was able to get Stan Lee to comment on the news that Secret Wars would make a big mixed up new pizza out of the Marvel Universe. And Stan was just fine with it.
““It’s probably good. Anything they do that’s unexpected and different usually captures the attention of the fans. People will want to follow it to see what happens and where it will lead. Marvel cannot keep doing the same stories over and over again. You always have to come up with new angles and new approaches to things. I think it’s probably a good idea. It sounds intriguing to me.”
“Of course I have an emotional attachment to the original Marvel Universe, because I was so involved in it,” he went on. “But that doesn’t mean I expect it to be that way forever. It might be better under this new approach. I’m eager to see what might happen.”
Do you hear that readers? This 92-year-old man who co-created the Marvel Universe is perfectly fine with it evolving and changing. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t remember co-creating any of it, or maybe because he didn’t actually co-create it or maybe he is just happy with being in every Marvel movie and doesn’t want to be a party pooper. Or maybe nothing is going to change and it’s just a set-up. But whatever the reason, when a nonagenarian shows more tolerance and acceptance for change than people half his age—which is still mid forties— you gotta think he’s on to something. Go Stan!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.