Chalk yet another project up for Stan Lee. The man who co-created pretty much the entire Marvel Universe as we know it has been particularly busy in recent years with projects announced with Boom! Studios, the NHL, and 1821 Comics amongst many others, and now he’s at it again with the announcement of a new partnership with Vuguru, the independent studio owned by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner.
The aims of the partnership seem vague in the initial announcement, with a promise of “studio quality films, episodic series and a variety of digital content across multiple platforms” without actually naming any upcoming projects. Nonetheless, Vuguru president Larry Tanz seems enthusiastic:
As a fan of Stan Lee and the iconic characters he has created, we are thrilled to work together with POW! Entertainment. This is a tremendous opportunity to bring compelling and heroic stories to a mass audience.
POW! Entertainment, Lee’s production company since 2001, was brought to Vuguru by former Sony and Microsoft strategist Scott Nocas, who is quoted in the announcement as promising that the partnership “will certainly lead to a whole new experience in storytelling.”
If nothing else, there’s something fitting in seeing the former EiC of Marvel team up with the former CEO of Disney, considering the relationship between their two previous employers these days…