There is no doubt that 2017 has been an emotional roller coaster for Stan Lee.
Following the recent passing of his dear wife Joan, Stan has kept busy being named a Disney Legend and inducted into their Hall of Fame at this year’s D23 Expo, as well as having his hands and footprints immortalized in the cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood just a few weeks back. Lee will next be honored at Extraordinary: Stan Lee, a live tribute event where celebrities like Chris Hardwicke, Todd McFarlane, Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno and others will celebrate the pop culture icon’s illustrious career in the world of comics.
The event kicks off on August 22nd, and SyFy Wire recently caught up with Mr. Lee to discuss the event. During the interview, Lee revealed that he is still holding out hope that one of his most favorite creations, the Silver Surfer, will finally get a proper adaption for the big screen.
"He’s the one I want to see more. He’s the most philosophical of all the characters I’ve ever worked on. And I have an idea for my cameo in that one!"
The character, who also goes by the name of Norin Radd, first appeared in the pages of Fantastic Four #48 back in 1966. He also made his big screen debut with Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer back in 2007 - where he was easily the high point of a rather lackluster sequel.
Currently, the rights to the character are owned by 20th Century Fox. However, here's hoping the rights will eventually revert back to Marvel and Norin can finally take his place as part of the studio's ever expanding cosmic universe.
Source: SyFy Wire
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