Stan Lee Drops $1B Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment
Well-known comic book creator Stan Lee has claimed he was conned into signing over his name and likeness rights. He has dismissed his $1 billion lawsuit against POW! Entertainment for fraud and conversion, less than two months after the suit was filed in his name.
"The whole thing has been confusing to everyone, including myself and the fans, but I am now happy to be surrounded by those who want the best for me," Lee said in a statement. "I am thrilled to put the lawsuit behind me, get back to business with my friends and colleagues at POW! and launch the next wave of amazing characters and stories!"
Lee filed the complaint in May in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming the company and two of its officers conspired to steal his identity, name and likeness in a "nefarious scheme" involving a "sham" sale to a Chinese company.
Lee also claimed POW! took control of his social media accounts and had been impersonating him — something he addressed on Twitter.
Schedule Released for 2018's San Diego Comic Con
Thursday 19th July:
-20th Century Fox: The Predator
- Doctor Who: BBC America's Official Panel
Friday 20th July:
-Dreamworks' Voltron Legendary Defender
-AMC's Fear The Walking Dead
-AMC's The Walking Dead
-Star Trek: Discovery
-Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
-Marvel TV: Cloak And Dagger
- AMC's Preacher
Saturday 21st July
- Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass
-The Man in The High Castle
-Wonder Woman 1984
Sunday 22nd July:
Star Wars Episode IX To Feature Billy D Williams and Keri Russell
Entertainment industry news source 'Variety' has learnt that Keri Russell is in early talks to join J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which Abrams is writing and directing.
The role calls for action-heavy fight scenes. Russell has shown her ability to perform tough stunts in projects like FX’s “The Americans,” “Mission: Impossible,” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Abrams and Lucasfilm execs met with several actresses for the role in the past two months and settled on Russell right before the Fourth of July holiday. Abrams will likely cast two more actors by the time the film begins production at the end of the month. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver are all expected to return.
Along with these, the orignial actor to portray the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, Billy D Williams is also confirmed to be returning to the saga. Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Williams will indeed be returning to the Star Wars film franchise for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The fan-favourite character made his suave debut in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back.
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