Just a few days ago I was given the opportunity to review the Stan Lee documentary, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story that is running this weekend during the EPIX Hero Weekend, which I stated in the review of the documentary is a nice lead up to the release of the Avengers next week.
I’ve learned today that EPIX is having a free preview weekend allowing us fans to watch Thor and Captain America: First Avenger as well as the Stan Lee documentary and that it started on Friday and will run through Sunday on Cox Cable, Verizon Fios and the Dish Network.
So if you find yourself with some free time, check those listings and make sure to watch With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story!
Our friends over at EPIX have been kind enough to give us the heads up on a new documentary they have planned for their Marvel Heroes Weekend that will take place April 27th – 29th. The weekend will see the TV channel airing Iron Man 2, Thor, and the television premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger, all of this of course is to help get everyone excited about the May 4th release of the Avengers in theaters.
Along with those Mighty Marvel movies, the original documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, will air as well. The documentary will showcase the life and creations of Stan Lee, the co-creator of the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man and obviously so many more.
The two clips below from the documentary give us a glimpse at what we can expect:
1) Stan Lee discusses the origin of the staff nicknames that Marvel Comics was quite well known for.
2) Stan Lee explains his decision to quit Marvel Comics in the 1960s…though we fans know that didn’t occur, this event led to the very creation of Spider-Man.
The marathon weekend will also include EPIX Extra: Mighty Movie Superheroes, examining the origins and fan following of the mighty team.
A huge thank you to Scorekeeper over at Ain’t It Cool News for the heads up on this bit of information:
“Greetings! ScoreKeeper here with a little news concerning Alan Silvestri’s score for the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011) set to release in theaters on July 22nd. On Saturday night, July 2nd, selections of Silvestri’s score will premiere on the weekly film music radio show “Movies on the Radio” on WQXR in New York City. The show can be heard on the radio at 105.9 FM in the New York area and streams live via the internet at WQXR’s Web Site. The show will air from 9PM to 10PM EST.”