Stan Lee Unveils Cast for New Comic Book-Based Animated Trilogy
At Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo in L.A. this weekend, A Squared Entertainment, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Archie Comics unveiled the voice cast of Stan Lee’s new comic book-based animated trilogy Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (SLAM 7), starring Stan Lee himself. The cast includes Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger, J. Edgar, Social Network) as Strong Arm, the superhero with super strength; Christian Slater (Heathers, True Romance) as Lazer Lord, the superhero who hurls balls of laser energy; Mayim Bialik (Blossom, The Big Bang Theory) as Lady Lightning who possesses super speed; and Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives) as Silver Skylark, the superhero who flies. Additional voice talents 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. The event included a sneak peak of the trailer for the upcoming movie trilogy and the official launch of the SLAM 7 dedicated website. The presentation was made by Stan Lee as both the creator of SLAM 7 and CCO of POW! Entertainment, and Andy Heyward, CEO of A Squared Entertainment. The SLAM 7 trilogy begins with three feature-length films, a monthly comic book and then an animated television series to debut in 2015. The Hub Network has the world premier of all three movies starting with the first movie, Beginnings, in early 2014. Cinedigm will release a DVD and Digital release in the U.S. in summer 2014.International distribution of the trilogy and the series outside of the US is being handled by PGS Entertainment.