Ringo bashers: suck flam and stick this in your paradiddle.
Ex-Beatle drummer Starr and comic book demigod Stan Lee (Spider-man, Incredible Hulk, X-men, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, etc, etc) — who between them are 147 years old — are teaming up on a new animated superhero series for TV, DVD, publishing and beyond based upon Ringo’s persona and using his voice.
The series will “transform Ringo Starr into an evil-battling, earth-saving (though reluctant) superhero with a great sense of rhythm.” Production on the animated series will begin in 2005 with a planned DVD roll-out first quarter of 2006.
“Ringo is beloved worldwide for his commitment to people and his singular wit. Our Ringo Superhero character will combine these qualities, along with Ringo’s secret powers which people generally didn’t know about because he has kept them secret, until now,” said Lee.
“What a blast this’ll be!” he added. “Ringo Starr is one of the most colorful, creative guys I know. Between the two of us, we’ve cooked up enough wild ideas for music, humor, action and superhero surprises in our new animated project, featuring the rollicking, ringed and bearded Ringo, to keep the fans happy and excited for years to come.”
“This is going to be one of the most exciting adventures I’ve had all day!!!,” said Ringo. “What a terrific opportunity to meet and work with the great Stan Lee. I’m so excited to become a ‘reluctant superhero’. 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. See you in animation land — soon!”
No word on Ringo’s powers. Suggestion on catch phrase: “I want me mum.”