How involved is Stan Lee in the upcoming slate of Marvel movies? Well, if you take it down to the simplest level, he is a very busy older gentleman who does cameos in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. So where he may not be in the know on the long term planning… they do need to let him know when to be available. So this tidbit from the FanExpo is kind of interesting (thanks to CBR) when Stan was talking about the possibility of a Black Widow movie.
“We haven’t made a Black Widow movie but she’s been in some of our movies, and she will be featured more prominently as we move forward,” Lee said. “And the chances are she will have her own movie because eventually all the superheroes are going to have their own movies. They are already working on Ant-Man, Dr. Strange and the Black Panther and there are others I am not allowed to talk about.”
So the Black Panther is a movie he IS allowed to talk about? Ant-Man is of course in production now with Peyton Reed directing and Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly starring. And the rumor mill on Doctor Strange has been turning fast with casting talk from Jack Huston to Joaquin Phoenix and of course Scott Derrickson is attached to direct. So does this mean that Black Panther is moving forward as well? Or perhaps this time for Stan Lee it was more than “Nuff Said”?