Stan Lee Reacts to 'Fantastic Four' Flop, Names Chris Evans His Marvel BFF
They say you should never have a favorite child -- or at least admit to it -- but when you're the Marvel king and you're 92 years old, you can pretty much do whatever you want. Stan Lee just went ahead and named his favorite Marvel actor, his favorite cameo (coming up), and even his favorite superhero costume and what makes it "the best thing we did." Stan opened up on the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe on "Larry King Now" and you can watch clips from the talk below.
One thing Larry King asked about is the disappointing reviews and box office for the "Fantastic Four" reboot. Stan Lee co-created the characters, and he has defended the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm. Larry asked how Stan felt about the harsh reception to the movie. "Well it was probably because I didn't have a cameo in it," Stan joked, adding, "and they didn't discuss the story with me, but I haven't seen it yet." He said he doesn't run to see anything, but he gets there eventually. Larry asked if they reboot these movies too quickly and Stan said, "That may be true."
The previous "Fantastic Four" starred Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, and his name came up when Larry asked Stan which Marvel actor he's bonded with the most. "Chris, the fellow who plays Captain America," he answered. "He was The Human Torch, and then they made him Captain America, and he's the greatest guy. But I love them all."
Back to the idea of no-Stan-cameo ruining the new "Fantastic Four." That probably wasn't the main problem, but it definitely won't be a factor for the 2016 movie "X-Men: Apocalypse." Stan said his cameo in the next "X-Men" movie is his favorite to date. "That cameo is different than any I've done before, because I did it with another person who is very important to me. I can't tell you more than that, you've gotta see it." Intriguing!
And you have to hear why he thinks Spider-Man's costume is the best thing they've ever done:
You know one of the greatest things about Spider-Man's costume? He is completely covered, so any kid could imagine he's Spider-Man because no color of the skin shows. He could be black under that, he could be red, he could be yellow, he could belong to any race. And that wasn't done purposely, it was done accidentally, but I think it was the best thing we did, making him so that he could be anybody under that costume."
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