Comic book legend Stan Lee is set to take his first starring role in the upcoming animated trilogy Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (a.k.a. SLAM 7) and this weekend at the Comikaze Expo, Lee and Andy Heyward, CEO of A Squared Entertainment, unveiled a sneak peek of the trailer for the animated adventure, which we have for you below….
As well as debuting the trailer, Lee also announced that he is to be joined in the voice cast by Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Christian Slater (True Romance), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Darren Criss (Glee), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Jim Belushi (Underdog), Michael Ironside (Total Recall) and Flea (The Wild Thornberrys).
“SLAM 7 is the first reality style comic books series and the first superhero project from Stan Lee Comics. We’re combining fantasy and reality, comedy and adventure for a superhero series unlike anything I’ve created before,” said Lee. “These incredible actors have brought these alien superheroes to life even better than I could have imagined… if that’s even possible!”
Here’s the plot description via SHH: “In the story, Stan Lee is hired by Archie Comics to create a new group of superheroes. He finds himself stumped with writer’s block and heads to the desert to clear his mind. When seven aliens suddenly crash land near him and start demonstrating their various superpowers, he decides, ‘Perfect! They will be come my next superheroes!’ But almost instantly, he realizes they are being chased by the military and aliens from their own planet, and he needs to act quickly. He makes the decision to have them move into his house in Malibu where he will teach them everything they need to know about being superheroes. Comedy and adventure ensue as the aliens try to adapt to life on earth, and their new roles as superheroes, all the while running for their lives.”
SLAM 7 is set to get underway in early 2014 with the release of the first movie Beginnings, and will incorporate a further two movies, an animated TV series and a monthly comic book.