Breaking: 90 Year Old Stan Lee is BACK in the Game; to Create New Characters for Plotagon
You can't count a good nonagenarian out! Variety has the exclusive report that legendary comic book creator Stan Lee is back in the game, having just made a deal with Plotagon, a Swedish Startup company to make four new characters that fans will then be able to make their own films with.
Plotagon is a company created around the idea that everyone has a story to tell. Founded by Christopher Kingdon in 2010 and funded by private investors, Plotagon aims to make it easy for people to create movies and share them with the world. The company's dedicated team of designers, developers, artists and animators has created an intuitive and engaging software that lets anyone create a movie just by writing a story. The software was released as a beta version for the public to try in August 2013.
Known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Stan's co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, as well as hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man* as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips and has appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics. Stan is currently the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company based in Beverly Hills, CA, which he founded with production partner Gill Champion and business affairs partner the late Arthur Lieberman. POW! has created numerous new characters and stories in areas including publishing, film, TV, reality, stage, documentary, and multimedia???.
Plotagon is a privately owned company funded by a group of investors, including STOAF(Stockholm Business Angels), Innovationsbron and ALMI, Framtidslyftet, as well as private investors. The company is partnered with the Royal Institute of Technology and is a member ofUppsala Innovation Center and the Game Incubator Network.