Almost a year ago it was announced that an animated film trilogy of Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 was in the works. For those of you who don’t know, Stan Lee is the creator of some of the most beloved superheroes – Spiderman, Hulk, Thor. The first film is set to air early in 2014 and The Hollywood Reporter has a first look at the upcoming feature.
The series is based on Lee’s struggle to create a new group of superheroes for Archie Comics. Plagued by writer’s block, he decides to clear his head and takes a little drive out into the desert. As one might expect, there he stumbles across the “Mighty 7” – a group of seven aliens with various superpowers that have crash landed near him. Now, the US military doesn’t take kindly to aliens, so Lee makes a snap decision to protect the 7 by moving them into his Malibu pad and training them up to be real superheroes.
The vocal 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.
A teaser for the trailer has also appeared on Comicbookmovie.com.
Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 airs on February 1 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on The Hub.