The tidal wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations that rocked Hollywood in recent months seemed to have taken a brief holiday vacation, but as evidenced by headlines (and the Golden Globes protest) over the past week, this long overdue reckoning will continue. Stan Lee, the former president of Marvel Comics and co-creator of many of the company’s iconic superheroes, is the latest name to become the subject of serious allegations, as employees of an unnamed nursing company have accused the 95-year-old legend of sexual harassment, groping and unwanted advances behind closed doors.
With the truly incredible popularity of Marvel comics, characters, and movies hitting a high never before seen in pop culture, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before we get a bona fide Stan Lee biopic. While attending a panel at Wizard World Nashville, Lee himself, along with manager Max Anderson, revealed that there is one actor who would totally be down for the job is he was ever asked: Leonardo DiCaprio.
Well, that’s one way to promote your upcoming home video releases! A few months ago, fans who sat all the way through to the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 were treated to more than a handful of bonus scenes: they were also treated to “Guardians Inferno” by The Sneepers, a fictitious disco band that also included a guest appearance by noted German pop star David Hasselhoff. No bonus footage could hold a candle to the infectious disco pop of the song, and plenty of people - myself included - immediately went home and listened to the track on repeat. It’s everything we want the delightfully weird Marvel universe to be.
Will wonders from D23 never cease? In addition to Star Wars, Infinity War and Spider-Man, Disney’s Big Hero 6 is returning to our screens. Sneak a peek at the fall TV premiere with the opening credits sequence for the upcoming series!