Marvel Announces Stan Lee Reboot; Comics To Update His Origin Story

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While most would agree there was nothing wrong with previous Stan Lee character it is hoped that this Stan Lee reboot will bring new interest to the character.

New York—As if Marvel Comics wasn’t having a big enough summer already with its record-breaking film, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and its record-breaking box office, the comics giant confirmed the long-spoken-about rumors that they are, indeed, updating Stan Lee’s origin story.

“The original origin story of Stan Lee, as all true fans of comic books know, said he was born in New York City in 1922,” Marvel said in a statement. “That story served him and our company very well for many decades, but now it’s time to reexamine his origin story, and the new canon will do that.”

Many fans of Lee know that he started out as a gopher and artist’s assistant for Timely Comics in 1939. Timely would become Marvel in the 1960s, and Lee would go on to create many of the company’s most famous superheroes.

But with the new Lee reboot, Stan Lee will have been created in a lab by a super villain after an experiment goes horribly wrong. He will be thought dead, only to emerge bigger, faster, stronger, better-looking and richer. And (BONUS and SPOILER ALERT:) he will look exactly like former “Chuck” co-star Ryan McPartlin. And it goes without saying that he will still be just as creative and talented a force as before.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new canon,” the Marvel statement continued. “It opens up many more possible story lines and multi-verses, it updates the Stan Lee character and icon, and it does it in a way that honors the original Stan Lee, which was very important to us as a brand. And he is absolutely, 100% on board with this reboot.”

The new artwork depicting the new Stan Lee will be unveiled and showcased later this summer at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con July 9-12.

Marvel also said that they don’t foresee any backlash against this reboot whatsoever. Not one iota. Continue reading

“I Never Paid Attention To The Extras Until I Was One:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Jesse Heiman, Part 2

Jesse Heiman

Jesse Heiman: The World's Greatest Extra

TDQ: What’s a typical work week like for you as “The World’s Greatest Extra?”  I assume you just drive unannounced to different lots where they’re filming different shows and say, “Hey, it’s me, Jesse. I’m here and ready to do a scene.”

Heiman: I get called in to work usually every day of the week, sometimes all on one show, sometimes I’m working five different shows. The days are typically long, 12-14 hours of work and that equals good money and fun times on set, but it’s a professional job. It’s just as hard or easy as your job but we all try to have fun while doing it.
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“I Never Paid Attention To The Extras Until I Was One:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Jesse Heiman

Jesse Heiman

Jesse Heiman

You may not know it, but you’ve seen this week’s TDQ Q&A subject in damn near everything on TV and in movies. Known as “The World’s Greatest Extra,” Jesse Heiman somehow made time for us to talk about a typical week working all over Hollywood, why he looked up to Michael J. Fox and his thoughts on Will Ferrell’s future in Hollywood. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Jesse Heiman:

The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about

Jesse Heiman: Well, to be honest I had never heard of this site prior to this interview. But I’ve checked it out and it’s a good read.
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