Stan Lee and his interests are protected by his daughter

09.25.2019     /     News author: Oksana

Stan Lee and his interests are protected by his daughter
© Instagram / Stan Lee
The controversy raised by the uncertain future of ‘Spider-Man’ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (UCM) has aroused all kinds of criticism and opinions, mainly from fans. But an important voice in this matter is undoubtedly that of the daughter of Stan Lee himself, Joan Celia Lee.

She had no qualms to charge against Disney and Marvel, because she believes that these companies must be “controlled” by others regarding the creations of her deceased father who, according to her, ‘disrespected him’.

"Marvel and Disney, and their quest to have total control of my father's creations, must be controlled and balanced by others who, although seeking profit, have a genuine respect for Stan Lee and his legacy," said the TMZ portal .

"Whether it's Sony or someone else, the continuous evolution of Stan's characters and his legacy deserves multiple points of view," he added.

In ‘JC’ Lee’s own words, the best thing that could have happened to his father’s legacy is to maintain creative control based on respect. I respect that in consideration of Stan's heiress, the company of wonders and Disney have not shown to this day.

“When my father died, no one from Marvel or Disney approached me. Since day one, they have commercialized my father's work and have never shown him or his legacy any respect or decency, ”he revealed.

"No one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney executives," he concluded his harsh statements.

This relationship of discord between the heiress of Stan Lee and Marvel would be due to a series of legal demands for the unrecognized economic rights that his father had on several characters, mainly ‘Spider-Man’. And that ended in new legal agreements between the company and the dear creator.

To this is added the clumsiness for business that Stan Lee himself admitted in an interview. Being one of the co-creators of many of the most important characters in the Marvel Universe, which are now all the rage on the big screen, Stan's estate is estimated at a modest $ 50-80 million.

This is a fairly low figure considering that the blockbusters of the UCM films have easily exceeded US $ 24 billion. But Lee himself admitted, on more than one occasion, that he made reckless decisions not only with respect to the net value of his creations, but to his implications as a legacy for the future.

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