The mantra over at Stan Lee Media Inc must be “if first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
Certainly that is its legal strategy. Almost three months after a federal judge in Colorado granted Disney’s request for dismissal of SLMI’s multibillion-dollar Marvel superhero copyright suit, the company is back in Pennsylvania court this week claiming it owns the rights to Spider-Man.
I doubt that Stan Lee Media has much of a chance with this. (Like maybe a snowflake's survival chances in a smelting furnace?) But that doesn't prevent the company attempting a do-over in another court. What do you think the odds are that SLM will prevail in front of the Supremes? Given the SCOTUS's corporatist leanings, I would say nil.
But hey. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
(Marvel/Disney informed me a few days ago that it hadn't made up its minds about doing a fourth season of the animated Spiderman. Somehow I don't think this revived lawsuit has any impact on their final decision.)