Stan Lee vs. 'Conan the Barbarian': Media company wants all the film's proceeds
This time, they're taking on "Conan the Barbarian." EW reports that the company, which was founded by Lee, claims that they own the title character. They filed a lawsuit on Friday, August 19, demanding 100% of the film's proceeds.
Reps for the company claim that a former lawyer betrayed the company, and that the rights to the Conan character were not available for sale as a result of their 2001 bankruptcy. Thus, the deal that transferred the rights (and made this summer's film a possibility) may have been illegal.
We're not really sure why Stan Lee Media wants to stake a claim in the "Conan the Barbarian" remake. The film was poorly reviewed and made $10 million in its opening weekend -- barely more than the 1982 Schwarzenegger-led original. If we were Stan Lee, we'd want nothing to do with the Jason Momoa remake.