Stan Lee recently had a conversation with SuperHeroHype during promotion for the upcoming new season of his SCI FI reality series Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (premiering July 26th at 9/8C), and during the interview, he took a few moments to talk briefly about the Iron Man film.
Here’s the quote:
SuperHeroHype: So you were on the set of “Iron Man.” How do you feel that is shaping up?
Lee: On man, that is going to be a big one, mainly of course because of my cameo. (He laughs) Robert Downey Jr. is one of the finest actors. To get him to be superhero I mean that is real cool. I’ve only seen a little bit of it but he is magnificent in the role. The director Jon Favreau has this thing down cold and the rest of the cast is great. If you could really overlook my silly cameo I think the movie is going to be a monster hit because it is something totally different than anything we have seen before. And having something different is so important as proven by the Transformers. For better or worse, nobody has ever seen anything done like that on the screen before. I think we are living in a world where people just want visual excitement. They want to see things they haven’t seen. With “Iron Man” the scenes are coupled with what I think is a really good story.
And how about a new picture from the film? Entertainment Weekly has a new image of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark. Here it is:
Iron Man (from Paramount), starring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges, opens on May 2, 2008.