Elsewhere in the same interview, Lee explains that he doesn’t think that Marvel is in any rush to offer up a movie with a female lead anytime soon. “The thing is, the women like these movies as much as the guys,” he said. “So we don’t have to knock ourselves out finding a female.”
Oh come on, Stan.
yeah, i’m bolding that batshittery.
HEY ha-hey hahahha, we’re all — we’re all havin’ fun here, hahahah uncle stan can i talk to you in the kitchen for a sec
aw man i was just about to celebrate about a Black Panther movie………..
Don’t be too disappointed. Louis D’esposito has dropped mad hints about a Black Panther film at the last two SDCC Marvel one-shot screenings.
Upside: Yay Black Panther movie!
Downside: GOD DAMMIT STAN.
Why bother? Why open your mouth if that’s what’s gonna come out?
You know what makes me the saddest about this? I like Stan Lee. I really do. He seems like an awesome guy, most of the time, and he certainly has a (deservedly) amazing reputation among comic fans.
So to hear this coming from him, as opposed to some jerk I have no respect for? That hurts. Because I expect better from him. And because I expect people who are generally awesome to be more enlightened than this, and I feel let down when that’s not the case.
Because this logic Mr. Lee is spouting here? It’s awful. I’m glad he’s acknowledging that Marvel’s movies have a strong female viewership, but to use that as an excuse to not give us more female representation? It’s just a viciously no-win situation. Why not look at it this way - if you’re getting this many female viewers with the movies you’ve got, imagine how many MORE you could get if you gave them a female-led superheroine movie!
… Or, y’know, you could alienate your feminist fans with insensitive lines like this. That works too.