The trailer for Stan Lee's Mighty 7, a trilogy of animated movies that's also a comic book and also an animated TV series, starring original superhero creations by Stan the Man himself, hit the net yesterday to the overwhelming cheers of viewers who were floored by the groundbreaking (for the 1970s) animation techniques and sound design.
"Oooh," said one embarrassed viewer after seeing the trailer. "Yeah, um... wow. That's... yeah."
"Urm," said another, clearly at a loss for words.
"Uhhh..." commented a third. "This is by Stan Lee? The Stan Lee?"
ComingSoon.net, which debuted the trailer, also revealed the voice cast, whose careers are sure to really take off after these stellar performances:
The voice cast includes Armie Hammer as Strong Arm, the superhero with super strength; Christian Slater as Lazer Lord, the superhero who hurls balls of laser energy; Mayim Bialik as Lady Lightning who possesses super speed; Teri Hatcher as Silver Skylark, the superhero who flies; Flea as Roller Man, who rolls into a big ball and launches at high speed; Darren Criss as Micro, who shrinks in size; and Sean Austin as Kid Kinergy who’s superpower is telekinesis. Additional voices 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.
To be fair, it sounds like an interesting concept (Stan Lee mentors a group of aliens with superpowers, turning them into superheroes), but maybe if POW! had invested more than $100 and a large pizza for the guys making the "pew pew" sounds with their mouths, it would have come out a little more like they envisioned. Our favorite is the wimpy popping sounds as the spaceship is blowing up. What the hell?
Here's the trailer. Make sure to hold onto your hat while watching it (because you may want to tip the brim down to cover your face):
The first movie debuts in 2014.