In addition to being the one we have to thank for a majority of the characters themselves, Stan Lee has been involved in almost every single Marvel film to date as well, including the ones before Marvel Studios even really existed and long before the MCU had been created. His cameos can be spotted everywhere, but as the quality of the films themselves has grown, there’s gotta be one or two in there that stick out at this point, for being a little… underwhelming, right?
Well, that’s exactly what Lee was asked about when speaking with CBR recently at Fan Expo Canada, and the site spoke to him about his least favorite Marvel movie to date, and his answer isn’t all that surprising either:
“I was a little disappointed in the very first Fantastic Four, because I didn’t care for how Doctor Doom was portrayed. But other than that, I thought the movie was great. And the actors were terrific. I believe they captured the spirit and the intent of all characters, and I’m delighted with how they all turned out.”
Doom was just one of the many things that first Fantastic Four film got wrong, along with the undeniable sin of completely wasting Michael Chiklis as The Thing. It’s interesting though that Lee says this, since almost all of the other major Marvel properties have been on the receiving end of a quality film adaptation at some point, except for the Fantastic Four, which was just set back yet again last year with the much maligned, attempted reboot from Fox.
Whether or not the Fantastic Four ever truly receive the film adaptation they’re deserving of, will have to wait to be seen, but it looks like Stan Lee is in agreement with us and most of the fans when it comes to, at least the 2005 film adaptation.
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