The daughter of the late legendary comic-book writer says no one could’ve treated Stan Lee worse than Marvel and Disney’s execs.
According to Joan Celia (JC) Lee, her father would’ve appreciated Sony’s efforts to fight for the control over ‘Spider-Man’ against Disney and Marvel. Stan Lee co-created the web-slinging superhero amongst many other heroes in the Marvel universe.
Speaking to celebrity news outlet TMZ, Lee’s daughter shared her straightforward sentiments regarding the Marvel/Disney vs. Sony dispute over the ownership of Spider-Man. The parties’ failure to reach a mutual agreement resulted in the character’s departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When news broke about the dispute, many painted Sony as the villain claiming that Spider-Man was rightfully Marvel’s. However, Lee’s daughter JC, would like to let everyone know otherwise. Despite her father’s substantial career with Marvel Comics, JC stood against Marvel Studios and its owner Disney.
“Marvel and Disney seeking total control of my father’s creations must be checked and balanced by others who, while still seeking to profit, have genuine respect for Stan Lee and his legacy,” Lee told TMZ. “Whether it’s Sony or someone else’s, the continued evolution of Stan’s characters and his legacy deserves multiple points of view.”
Lee also did not hold back on sharing a baffling and frankly, depressing fact about how Marvel nor Disney failed to reach out to her during her father’s death back in November 2018.
“When my father died, no one from Marvel or Disney reached out to me,” she said. “From day one, they have commoditized my father’s work and never shown him or his legacy any respect or decency.”
“In the end, no one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney’s executives,” she adds.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.