Exclusive: Stan Lee on ‘Mighty 7: Beginnings,’ hero influences (video)

April 08, 2014 | 2:27 p.m.
Stan Lee. (POW entertainment)

Stan Lee (POW entertainment)

This post has been corrected. See note below for details.

Stan Lee has created countless heroes; with his latest project, he’s now joining their ranks.

“Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings” arrives as the first installment in a trilogy of animated films starring the comics legend on Blu-ray and DVD next week.

The movie sees Lee tasked with helping out a group of aliens that has crash-landed in the desert and must learn how to become superheroes. Unfortunately, Lee’s battling a bout of writer’s block at the time.

Hero Complex readers can check out an exclusive clip of Lee sharing his thoughts on the project below.

The Marvel maestro, of course, had his own heroes growing up. Chief among them? Celluloid swashbuckler Errol Flynn.

“To me he was the perfect hero in all the roles he played,” Lee said in the clip. “Maybe it’s because of him that I decided to do superhero stories.”

“Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings” also features voice work from actors including Sean Astin, Jim Belushi, Mayim Bialik, Darren Criss, Flea, Armie Hammer, Teri Hatcher, Michael Ironside and Christian Slater.

[For The Record, 2 p.m. PDT April 10: A previous version of this post said that “The Mighty 7” was set to be a TV series on Hub. The network has not ordered the show to series.]

— Justin Sullivan | @LATHeroComplex


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2 Responses to Exclusive: Stan Lee on ‘Mighty 7: Beginnings,’ hero influences (video)

  1. Jolene Strawn says:

    Oh, I do not believe I can wait for Mighty 7. My Grandson and I are so in anticaption waiting for this. We always love everthing Stan Lee does and are great admirers of he and his work. I am 84 and my Grandson is 17.
    Cheers for Stan Lee

  2. Jolene Strawn says:

    I can hardly wait. My Grandson and I love Stan Lee and everthing he does. In fact all of my Grand Children do. My oldest one and I love to send emails to each other commenting on all that Stan Lee does and we especially watch for him in all his movies when he makes a quick guest appearance. I like the idea in the story line in Mighty 7. CHEERS to you Stan Lee
    You are even older than I am which is 84

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