For most, the name Stan Lee is synonymous with comic books and, more specifically, with Marvel. As co-creator of such iconic characters as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, and Hulk, to name but a few, Lee has gifted generations with a plethora of memorable illustrated tales and hours upon hours of entertaining film and television adaptations.
Never have remakes been more prominent in the film industry than today. There is still a solid amount of original content, but studios and filmmakers are especially drawn to already existing films, taking them and altering them to their own vision. The outcome is undoubtedly very hit-and-miss. Sometimes remakes can be successful if they improve upon, modernize or tell a story in a new light – and in rare cases are better than the original. Other times, remakes serve no purpose at all, and are simply a carbon-copy of their source material.