Stan Lee's Mighty 7
|Group publication information|
|Publisher||Stan Lee Comics
|First appearance||Stan Lee' Mighty 7 #1 (March 2012)|
|Created by||Stan Lee|
|Stan Lee's Mighty 7|
|Series publication information|
|Publication date||March 2012|
In February 2010, the Stan Lee Comics print and digital comic book line was announced with the first title "Stan Lee's Super Seven" plan to be launched in July. Tom DeFalco was initially chosen as the main author. In the fall, animated webisodes were expected to start up. In August, Super7, a toy manufacturer, sued over Stan Lee's Super Seven for trademark infringement.
In March 2012, the first issue of renamed "Stan Lee's Mighty 7" six issue miniseries was published. Only three issues were printed because of interest in using the concept for a possible animated series or movie trilogy.
|Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings|
|Based on||Stan Lee's Mighty 7
by Stan Lee
|Distributed by||Hub Network|
In April 2012, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 was slated to be developed into media formats via A Squared Elxsi Entertainment LLC (A2E2). A2E2 is a joint-venture between A Squared Entertainment (A2) and Tata Elxsi formed in January 2011 which Elxsi ends in October 2012.
In September 2012, A2 signed a foreign distribution agreement with PGS Entertainment for its programming library, including the Mighty 7 pliot animated movie with a possible 26 episode pickup. Also, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment was signed on as home video distributor and Hub Network as its world television premiere channel.
PGS Entertainment was shopping Mighty 7 as a trilogy of animated movies at MIP-TV in April 2013. According to comingsoon.net, in addition to Lee voicing himself, the voice cast includes "Armie Hammer as Strong Arm, the superhero with super strength; Christian Slater as Lazer Lord, the superhero who hurls balls of laser energy; Mayim Bialik as Lady Lightning who possesses super speed; Teri Hatcher as Silver Skylark, the superhero who flies; Flea as Roller Man, who rolls into a big ball and launches at high speed; Darren Criss as Micro, who shrinks in size; and Sean Astin as Kid Kinergy whose superpower is telekinesis. Additional voices include Jim Belushi as Mr. Cross, the leader of a covert operations military division assigned to investigate UFO sightings; and Michael Ironside as Xanar, the leader of the warring aliens from the planet Taegon who enslave other planets and raid their natural resources."
In November 2013, A2 International merged with Genius Brands with the Heywards of A2 taking over management of the post-merger Genius Brands.
On March 16, 2013, Hub Network announced its pick up of "Stan Lee's Mighty 7" animated pilot movie. It premiered on February 1, 2014. On April 15, "Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings" was released on DVD and Blu-ray.
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