Stan Lee might be one of the proud parents of many of our most iconic comic book superheroes, but he's also not afraid to play favorites.
In a series of videos posted to his YouTube channel, Lee has given his own take on some of the biggest questions circling the comic book movie industry. Who should be the next Marvel superhero to get a movie? Did Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield play Spider-Man better? Which DC Comics character is Lee's favorite? Find out what he had to say after the jump.
In terms of which Marvel character he'd like to see get his own movie, Lee's opinion aligns with that of many fans.
"Black Panther," he said definitively. "He's not too obscure, I hope."
He also said that he hopes "Inhumans" gets some Marvel movie attention.
Lee isn't quite as ready to pick sides when it comes to the Maguire/Garfield debate, though.
"I love them all and if I had a favorite I wouldn't tell you," he said. "I love working on them and working with the people who make them. And I wouldn't want to offend anybody by placing one over the other. I am such a wonderful person, the world should learn something from my example."
When it comes to Marvel characters, Lee definitely has his favorites. If he had to be any Marvel superhero, it would be Tony Stark because "he's rich, he has women, boats, planes and a sense of humor." As for villains, Lee would want to be Dr. Doom. "Then I'd be king!" he said.
But in terms of the DC character Lee loves above all, fans might be a little more surprised. "My favorite DC character is Lobo, although you couldn't call him a hero," Lee said of the alien bounty hunter who gained popularity during the '90s.
Of all the comic book franchises he's worked on, Lee said that it's "Fantastic Four" that he holds closest to his heart. It was that series that proved to be one of the most significant turning points in his career.
"Everyday is a defining moment, you never know what's going to happen. But I guess the most defining moment was when I wanted to quit years ago because I didn't like the kinds of stories I was told to write," he said. "My wife told me why don't I write one story the way I wanted to do it and maybe he'll fire me but so what, I want to quit anyway. And that's when I wrote the Fantastic Four. So I guess that's my most defining moment at work."
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