When asked about Avengers: Age of Ultron dominating the box office and pop culture, Stan Lee has nothing but good words to say. He says that “it feels wonderful, it’s almost unbelievable.”
Stan Lee wasn’t always supportive about the movie though. Roy Thomas revealed to the Hollywood Reporter that he wanted to bring back The Vision from the comic books, but Lee refused. However, The Vision still looks similar to the classic character, which will make comic book fans happy.
“I said, ‘What if I brought back The Vision from the old comics?’ He said, ‘Naw, just do an android.’ I never asked him why. He didn’t care what I did as long as it was an android, so I made up an android and called him The Vision, and he looked a lot like the old one. John Buscema added this great artistic touch, this little jewel on his forehead. I think in the movies, they are making it related to those gems of Thanos they’re going to use in the next two movies, if I’m not mistaken.”
Thomas also revealed that Lee still wasn’t happy about the color of The Vision for the Avengers: Age of Ultron film.
“He liked it, but Stan hated the color of The Vision. ‘Why’d you make him red? Red’s not a good color!’ I didn’t want to make him green like The Hulk or Blue like the Atlanteans. I suppose I could have made him white, but the paper we printed on was so poor, that you would have been able to see the other side, so we didn’t make things white that we didn’t have to. I don’t think he ever thought The Vision was a really strong name. It seems a little wimpy, but I felt Vision — it really means like a ghost or a mirage or an image.”
Stan Lee doesn’t work behind the scenes for Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also makes a cameo in it! The 92-year-old creator wanted to provide some comic relief for Marvel fans. It all takes place when the superheroes attend a party at the Avengers tower. The Avengers drink and party since they recovered Loki’s scepter.
Thor and Steve Rogers wanted to have a little more fun, so Thor adds a 1,000-year-old Asgardian liquor to their drinks. Thor joked that the drink is too much for humans to handle. The World War II veterans in attendance wanted to try the drinks. Stan Lee, posed as one of the veterans, tells Thor that he’s the one who can’t handle the drink! The veteran fought in World War II, what could be worse than that?
Unfortunately, Stan Lee was wrong. The group of World War II veterans are already passed out on the couch. Lee is also carried out of the Avengers party as he screams, “Excelsior!”
The Inquisitr previously revealed spoilers along with an alternative ending and closing credits that will be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The movie is expected to be a wild ride for Marvel fans since it nicely sets up the next four years. There’s a lot more to come for the popular Avengers characters, and fans are already excited about the next installments of the Marvel franchise.
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