Friday, 25 July 2014

General: George R. R. Martin at Comic Con 2014

George R. R. Martin is best known as the author of the "Song of Fire and Ice" fantasy novels, which have been adapted for television as "Game of Thrones". Today he was interviewed at the San Diego Comic Convention. I'm sure the whole interview will soon be made available on YouTube, but for now I watched it live and can't post a link. He mentions that reading the story of Wonder Man in Avengers #9 was the main influence on his future story-stelling. He must have been 15 when he read it in 1964. He thinks that this story should be retold in a future Avengers film.

Most significant to me was his opinion of the Marvel films so far. First he complained about Ant-Man being missing from the Avengers in the films. Then he went on to say:

"You can't go wrong if you stick with Stan Lee. That's always been my opinion on these Marvel movies. The best ones are the ones that are closest to what Stan Lee did. It's when they start to be creative, when they think they can be better than Stan Lee, mostly they can't".

Could anyone have said it better?

P.S. The video has now been posted on YouTube. Click here to listen to the interview.

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