Disney and Stan Lee

There was a report that Walt Disney Pictures and Stan Lee (famous mustachioed comic-book writer and excelsior salesman) have signed a three-picture deal, and we are inclined to believe it, even though the news only appeared in some little tabloid rag called Variety.

According to the article, the three films will have nothing to do with existing Disney characters or Lee’s classic creations. Instead, they will be about entirely new characters. This is quite a surprise for Disney fans, as Walt Disney Pictures has shown a reluctance to produce family fare that is not tied to an existing property.

In any case, the three films — Spider Mouse, Four Fantastic Caballeros, and The Incredible Hannah Montana — will be released in 2010, 2011, and 2012, respectively.

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