Stan Lee is getting ready to let fans take control of the destinies of some his new superheroes through a new exclusive partnership with Plotagon.
According to Variety, the comic book legend signed a deal with Plotagon, a startup company based in Sweden, that will allow fans to create their own animated stories using four new characters created by Lee through his Pow! Entertainment company.
Lee said that he's had a lot of fun creating his own characters along with seeing his fans create their own stories, according to Variety. He added, "Now, through this collaboration with Plotagon, they can create their own superhero movies.”
Plotagon, which was launched in August, is a platform that allows anyone to create "animated movies directly from a screenplay." All the creator has to do is write the story, pick the the characters, setting, music, and then press play, according to the Inquisitr. The software is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X and is free to download.
The Inquisitr article also said software includes a community where movie-makers can share their creations with other users.
According to Variety, Christopher Kingdon, the CEO and founder of Plotagon, had this to say of the new deal:
"Plotagon has been created around the idea of letting people create their own movies. Stan Lee and Pow! Entertainment have always been very close to their fans. To now be able to announce this collaboration is a perfect match. We are of course also humbled and thrilled to be working with our idol, the legendary creator of all the comicbook characters we love.”
The current edition of the software comes with five characters and six environments, but more can be downloaded through the software's built-in store, according to Mashable. Additional characters include ones from Alice In Wonderland and Pride & Prejudice.
Variety also said that Lee's new characters and settings will be available through the built-in store for $9.99, beginning in early November, during his Camikaze fanfest in Los Angeles.
Stan Lee, 90, who is the former President and Chairman of Marvel Comics, is known for creating some of the most memorable comic book characters in popular culture including the X-Men, Hulk, and Spider-Man, according to the Inquisitr.