Stan Lee accused of sexual harassment; denies claims

Creator of Marvel comics, Stan Lee, has been accused of sexually harassing and groping nurses who worked for him. Lee, however, has outrightly denied such claims.

According to a Daily Mail report, the 95-years-old groped the women and asked them to perform oral sex. A representative from the nursing company stated that many nurses have complained about Lee. The company ceased working for him at the end of 2016.

As a result of these accusations, there is now an ongoing legal dispute between the care company and him.

Hinting that this was an attempt at blackmail, the Spider-Man creator issued a statement through his lawyer, Tom Lallas, that said, “Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character”.

Backing the statement, a representative for the new nursing company caring for Lee declared that he has been polite, kind and respectful.

Best known for creating the Marvel comic book series, his creative insights have been immortalized through the film series his books have turned into. His wife of 69 years passed away in 2017 at the age of 93.

Sources: Daily Mail , The Independent

He came, He saw, He conquered- Spiderman Homecoming

Spiderman is one character in the Marvel Universe that has been put through a dynamic amount of changes. Begining from a meek Toby Maguire to the flamboyant Andrew Garfield, the portrayal of Spidey has been open to interpretations to the directors.
When Tom Holland’s first trailer came out in Captain America- Civil War; the internet raged with memes of the new Spiderman having the voice of a little girl.
And now look, how far we have come in only two movies.
Spiderman Homecoming is all what you expect a Marvel movie to be.
Visual treat- check
Stunning action scenes- check (Tom Holland is a gymnast)
Comedy- check
Entertainment- hell yes check
But then comes the surprise package, this 21 year old playing to role of a fifteen year teenager is mesmerising; the dedication, the delivery…its all spot on. We have seen him in Cap. America and we see him in his standalone film, the guy is going to be a crowd-favourite in Avengers franchise despite being beside seasoned actors like Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanson, Jeremy Renner etc.
For the first time a movie portrays Spidey as a school going kid with not so superhuman attributes. His love interest, problems, have been very progressively written and Mary Jane cameo has been beautifully played with.
The movie doesnt add much to the Avengers, but we do get to see the Iron-Spider suit which definitely makes the already strong boy to somewhat invincible Superhero provided, he learns to control the suit (believe me its tough, even for a super-charged spidey brain).
The post credit scenes do introduce a new villian but its very unlikely that he may play a major role in the Avengers series.
Contrasting portrayals run throughout the movie and for the first time we see Iron Man otherwise reckless as a responsible fatherly figure.
The first day first show today in Pune attracted a housefull audience and luckily the spiderman himself was there to watch the movie with us, a die-hard fan, college going Divakar.
All in all, Spiderman Homecoming is a cracker of a movie from Marvel franchise and it is a must watch for all the fans out there. And Tom Holland is the deserving candidate to carry the baton after Toby Maguire.