Stan Lee Sues Over New Conan The Barbarian Film
Stan Lee, creator of such comic book characters as Iron Man, Spider-Man and X-Men, is suing over the new film Conan the Barbarian film, alleging that he still owns the rights to the character.
In 1998, Stan Lee created the Stan Lee Media, Inc., which bought the rights to the Conan character. However in 2001, STMI went bankrupt. This would make it so that no other company could purchase the rights to the Conan character. Lee claims that his lawyer at the time sold the rights to Nu Image/Millenium Films, which released Conan the Barbarian this past weekend.
Lee is suing for the rights to all of the film’s profits and to regain the rights to the Conan character.
Conan the Barbarian opened at number four this weekend, making a little over $10 million, barely beating the opening weekend of the 1982 Conan the Barbarian film.
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