Stan Lee knows exactly which superhero he'd be if given the opportunity: Iron Man.
(And we don't blame him - have you seen how much money that guy brings in these days?)
"I think I'd want to be Tony Stark because he's the best-looking and the richest!" Lee told CNN Thursday at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, which was hosting a Marvel movie marathon that included "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2" and "The Avengers" before viewers got a look at today's release, "Iron Man 3."
Lee, who started writing Marvel comics 72 years ago, never imagined that his characters would be as globally popular as they are now.
"When I was writing these stories, the one thought in my mind was I hoped the books would sell so that I could keep my job and be able to pay the rent," he said. "I never thought there'd be a day when I'd be interviewed by the press and there would be exhibits of the characters. It never entered my mind."
Their longevity has been helped by the movies, for sure, which have been able to give life to the stories in visually arresting ways.
"The movies have these great special effects; there's nothing they can't do. You couldn't have done 'Spider-Man' 20 years ago - there's no way you could have had him swinging on his webs that way," Lee said. "You couldn't have done 'Iron Man' this way 20 years ago. But now anything you can imagine, no matter how wild it is, you can put on the screen."
Too – a few of you just love to use me incorrectly...you knuckleheads
holy crow...is everyone at CNN asleep while more celebrity nonsense is going on? NEW THREADS PLEASE
From Marvel – The Vision. Second choice, Wolverine.
From DC – Green Lantern. Second Choice – Ultra Man.
yea i would do him....thats probably the only sacrifice i'd make is too tbatman
do you do it too the others? no because you can't find them
If I could DO a superhero, I would choose Batman. I would LOVE to get into the tights of a bad boy like him. Mmm...
Otherwise, if I had to BE a superhero, I would be Supergayman.
THIS IS JUST BLOGGING AND MEANS NOTHING WHICH I HAVE PROOF FROM CNN ITS ALL CRAP
Life goes forward KAPEESH
I would be myself, but with spandex and a cape in place of the robe.
Robert has had some drug issues over the years but he pulled himself out of and is STAR STATUS
Saw the movie....its a fun date movie and received amazing review....there is going to be another iron man
robert is almost 50 now and he has proved too everyone he is one of our great actors...
Looking forward to heading over to my neighbor's house and taking a large steaming dump on the new carpet.
And then you can eat it.
nobody is eating anything ... this is a blog...it means nothing...
Aren't I clever? 'And then you can eat it' was a zinger of pure genius! I really don't know where I come up with a 4th grade comeback like that.
It was indeed pure genius. Now come closer so I can deposit a large helping of trouser chili upon your forehead.
Does it have to be a Marvel super hero? Then Silver Surfer ( Cosmic power ) If D.C, that's easy, Superman.
stan does not cheat...
Me kick all your buttz
I couldn't disagree more. Why would you choose to be a mortal man when you could be a god? I'd choose Thor.
He says Iron Man because hes the richest. Stan loves that green, its what keeps him alive
Hahaha Peace :-) dunno how super though. Maybe just The Jester. Or maybe the Dudeville Jester. Thats what I call this little Missouri town I live in. Its feels like a Dudeville, ya know?
I hear ya on that one, Sokman. I live on the cusp of several really small towns. We have quite the assortment of town folks in our area. I'm not up on all this superhero stuff, but if I had to choose, I would like the ability to fly, and to become invisible. That would be pretty cool. So, does any superhero have those qualifications?
The Martian Manhunter, for one.
If I were a superhero, I'd be... Sokman duh duh duh duuuhh
I would be Iron Phallus Man
And your wife would call you Mister Rust.
At least I have a phallus AND a wife, funnyboy.
Magneto would whoop iron mans butt.
i have the comic book where magneto owns ironman, captain america, and thor all at the same time, it was awesome.
that being said, i would take Magneto's powers or Storms powers any day of the week
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