Theft charges dismissed for ex-manager of Marvel's Stan Lee
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — A Los Angeles judge declared a mistrial and dismissed grand theft charges Tuesday against a former business manager of Marvel Comics mastermind Stan Lee. Prosecutors had alleged that Morgan, 41, stole more than $220,000 in proceeds from three memorabilia signings from Lee about six months before Lee died in 2018. Initial charges of elder abuse and false imprisonment against Morgan were dropped long before the trial. Kessel argued that the missing money actually went to Lee's daughter and heir J.C. Lee, who was a witness during the trial. An after-hours email sent to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office seeking comment was not immediately returned.wftv.com
‘Black Panther’ sequel has name, Marvel releases sneak peek of MCU Phase 4
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now know that the “Black Panther” sequel will be named “Black Panther Wakanda Forever” and it will be released July 8, 2022. >> Read more trending newsThe news came in Monday’s preview of the MCU’s Phase 4 of theatrical releases. In the nearly two-minute video, Marvel laid out the next group of movies that will continue the universe after Tony Stark’s snap in Infinity war. The video, which can be seen on YouTube, other social media platforms and below, features a voice-over from Stan Lee, creator of the Avengers, saying, “I love being with people; it’s the most incredible feeling in the world. That world may change and evolve, but the one that will never change — we’re all part of one big family.”After showing an audience reaction to the heroes of Marvel reuniting to defeat Thanos, and Captain America, saying “Avengers, assemble,” the preview then shows title screens, clips and release dates starting with “Black Widow” release on July 9.wftv.com
Kingdom of Wakanda destined for Disney + streaming service
Disney on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, announced a five-year exclusive TV deal with Cooglers Proximity Media company that includes development of a series based in the Kingdom of Wakanda from Cooglers Black Panther blockbuster. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The Kingdom of Wakanda is staking out turf on the Disney + streaming service. A TV series set in the “Black Panther” kingdom will be developed as part of a five-year, exclusive television deal the Walt Disney Co. announced Monday with filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media company. Coogler wrote and directed 2018’s “Black Panther,” a box-office hit that turned Chadwick Boseman into a superstar. The Black Panther character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, which became part of Disney in 2009 when the media giant acquired Marvel Entertainment.
Comic-Con swings into 50th year with tributes to Stan Lee
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb(CNN) - Comic-Con is a festive event, as an estimated 130,000 attendees descend on San Diego, many of them clad in colorful costumes. But part of this year's 50th edition of the annual gathering will have a somewhat more somber tone, marking the first convention since the death of Marvel patriarch Stan Lee. "Stan became the face of Marvel because there was no advertising, marketing or publicity department at Marvel," said Danny Fingeroth, a former writer and editor at Marvel Comics whose biography "A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee" will be published in the fall. "No matter who was listening or not listening, Stan was always there waving that Marvel flag." For an industry veteran like Levitz, the growth of Comic-Con reflects a manifestation of that process, as well as evidence of what Lee's dogged, ebullient salesmanship helped foster.
Here's what happens in the 6 extra minutes of footage from the 'Avengers: Endgame' rerelease
Source: MarvelOn Friday, Disney made one final push to make "Avengers: Endgame" the highest-grossing film of all time. Putting some of that footage into a rerelease will likely draw thousands back to theaters and could push "Endgame" above and beyond the record $2.78 billion currently held by "Avatar." Here's what audiences can expect from the post-credit footage: * Spoilers for "Avengers: Endgame" to follow *A tribute to Stan LeeWhen the credits finally roll, the first new clip fans are treated to is a short tribute to the late Stan Lee. "I've remembered every cameo I've done since the first one," Lee says in footage shot before his death in November. There are a lot of characters, a lot of action, a lot of emotion, and I think a lot of fun.cnbc.com
Stan Lee discusses the evolution of the comic book world
Stan Lee discusses the evolution of the comic book world As thousands prepare to head to San Diego’s massive comic book convention this week, CBS News' Bigad Shaban talked to the former head of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee. The man known as the grandfather of modern comics has given life to some of the world's most iconic superheroes, and at age 91, continues to hone his craft.cbsnews.com