8 November 2012
I came across this article from 2005. Anyone ever hear of this?
Ringo Starr to become superhero
Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will become a superhero in a new cartoon series by Spider-Man creator Stan Lee.Starr will voice the “evil-battling, earth-saving” hero with “a great sense of rhythm” in an animated TV and DVD series planned for 2006.
“Ringo is beloved worldwide for his commitment to people and his singular wit,” Stan Lee said.
“Our Ringo superhero character will combine these qualities, along with Ringo’s secret powers.”
Stan Lee co-created a string of well-known superheroes including Spider-Man (with artist Steve Ditko), Fantastic Four and the Hulk (with artist Jack Kirby) and The X-Men, which have appeared in hit comic books and movies.
Having made his name at Marvel comics, Lee’s company Pow! Entertainment will produce the new series with Starr’s own Rocca Bella production company.
Describing Starr as “one of the most colourful, creative guys I know”, Lee said the adventures of “the rollicking, ringed and bearded Ringo” would entertain comic fans “for years to come”.
“I’m so excited to become a ‘reluctant superhero,'” said Starr, 62.
“How great to hang out with Stan and laugh, laugh, laugh, as we’re in the first stages of creating this soon-to-be masterpiece.
“Adding music to this adventure is something I am also looking forward to.”
Following global success with The Beatles, Starr released a series of solo albums which spawned four Top 10 UK hits in the early 1970s including It Don’t Come Easy and Back Off Boogaloo.
In the 1980s Starr narrated ITV’s animated children’s series Thomas the Tank Engine.
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10 November 2010
I never heard of this prior to now. I think I know what you’re driving at. I did a little quick Google searching. Here’s an interview with Stan Lee from 2012:
Stan Lee quoted in Comicbook.com
“We [Stan Lee and Ringo] were going to do something together–an animated cartoon, he wanted to be a superhero. Ringo, you’re a sweet guy–you ain’t no superhero. But we were going to come up with something funny. The best thing that came out of it was that we took a photo where I’m playing the drums and he’s reading Spider-Man.
“We had four or five meetings. I had a bunch of ideas, he didn’t like ’em–he had a bunch of ideas that were horrible! We just didn’t make it. We’re good friends, but we’ve never done anything.”
It’s a real shame (in my worthless opinion) that nothing ever came of this. It would have been really cool.
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