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Stan Lee to Join the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

 

Stan Lee to Join the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

 

The legendary comic book creator is going to enlist with ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 

For those fans that are keeping track, Lee has made cameos in 18 (and counting) film titles based on characters he’s had a hand in creating. Also, he’s made many television appearances in non-Marvel capacities playing himself, such as a guest appearance on ‘The Big Bang Theory.' Typically, the parts are small, a cameo with a sight gag and maybe a snappy one-liner worthy of old-school Spiderman. However in this case, Lee has hinted his guest spot is a big role, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Could he play a retired S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran, or a mad scientist, or a villainous heavy? Maybe they’ll go completely meta and have Lee play himself as a genial comic-writer who created the characters in the show…whoa. 

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ had a strong premiere in the fall riding a wave of popular interest in Marvel properties thanks to box-office hits like ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Iron Man 3.' Yet the success hasn’t translated to the television market for ABC so far, as the show has been bleeding viewers and ratings over the first half of the season. The inclusion of Stan Lee, who also serves as an executive producer on the series, is yet another attempt by the network to bottle some of that Thor thunder on a TV budget. 

I’ve written about the various issues this show has faced and my naïveté hopes as a fan of comic adaptations that they can right the ship. Here’s hoping the role actually is significant to the story, and not a repeat of the shallow marketing crossover with ‘Thor: The Dark World,' which ended up irritating fans rather than convincing them to watch.

The episode of ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ featuring Stan Lee airs on February 4 on ABC. Excelsior!


Details
Network:
- ABC
Person:
- Stan Lee
Show:
- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Written by: Chill19
Jan 7th, 2014, 5:22 am

Images courtesy of screencrush.com

WhateverWorks

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Message Posted On Jan 18th, 2014, 10:30 am

Damn. I was hoping Stan was going to join the writing staff. 

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 9th, 2014, 8:06 am
Hope he's the Clairvoyant.
mike1616

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Message Posted On Jan 8th, 2014, 3:34 am

Fans are expecting a smaller version of what we have seen on the silver screens with SHIELD being a underlining story arc for more than 20 years in SUPER HERO movie. But when it took a huge step forward in "Iron Man (2008)" and then an increasingly bigger role in further movie, the fans & the rest of the audance expected something bigger than what we go. But that's what they wanted us to believe with all the prompting for months before even a sneek peek clip was released.

Now don't get me wrong, I like this show for what it is, a step back from the bussy agent life and a more specialised slower paced show that is still tating it's time to really flush out the back storys. In my oppinion they need to stop making it a 1 episode story and make it a 2 or 3 episode story so there can be more action in the field and the lab to excite the audance and save this show. They have to do some thing to revive this on a permenant basis and not just a one of boost by bringing in someone big like Stan Lee.

On that note, I would love it if Stan was a retired agent that has a split personality (like 2Face from Batman) and there is a good retired agent & the other could be a bad guy that Shield has been looking for for years and where baffeled at just how he was evading them all this time. But he is only that way because of some device or an inocent keep sake that he took when he retired and he can now be cured, but they need the bad personality to help them capture some one even worse. Delema, delema, what to do ???

Happy viewing folks.

saffronsghost

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Message Posted On Jan 7th, 2014, 4:04 pm

It's a great show, but feel free to hate.

fozzie

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Message Posted On Jan 7th, 2014, 10:12 am

Dont think this will do anything long term frankly,it flew to close to the avengers with the (very little) Whedon connection it just hasnt been able to become its own show and thats what it needed but for reasons i can understand ABC wanted that connection but its backfired completely,will it survive maybe i guess Disney doesnt want it to fail so i can see a reduced season next time round to see if it can be saved.

ankjevik

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Message Posted On Jan 7th, 2014, 8:51 am

this show has potential to be a good show, and i hope that stan lee can bring this show on the rigth track and save it... im a huge marvel and stan lee fan so that would fit me great!

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