Even though “Conan the Barbarian” may have in many ways been a major box-office flop over the weekend, Stan Lee and his company is still looking to rake in all of the proceeds from the project according to a new lawsuit.
The suit claims that Stan Lee Media actually purchased the rights to all things related to this franchise back in 2000. Where things got complicated was in 2001, when this company ended up going bankrupt — but even then, nobody should have been able to take the rights to the movie away to be made elsewhere.
Allegedly, a lawyer made an illegal move of the franchise to another company — and did so without the knowledge of Lee’s media company. Thanks to that, we now have a request for 100% of the proceeds of this movie going straight to the “rightful” owners of the rights.
Stan Lee is best known as the creator of a number of comic-book franchises including Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four — and he has also made a cameo appearance in pretty much every modern movie out there.
Do you think Stan Lee Media is going to be able to get all the money from this “Conan” movie — even if it doesn’t pull in much at the box office?
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