We all knew it was going to happen one day, and on the spectrum of biopics/real life people practically begging for movies to be made about them, Stan Lee has ranked right near the top of that list for years now. Thankfully, Twentieth Century Fox finally wised up and is doing something about it too, though, it’s not going to be the movie you might have expected…
… And that might be a very good thing in the end.
THR is reporting that Fox has officially bought the life rights to Lee, and are planning on creating a 1970s-set action-adventure film, with Lee as the central character. Sound strange? Wait until you hear this: said to be in the same vein of Kingsman: The Secret Service or “Roger Moore’s 007,” the film will imagine Lee as an action hero with an alter ego, it sounds like, similar to a number of his comic book creations.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, The Maze Runner, Power Rangers) are producing the film, and no writer has been brought on to pen the script or flesh out the story as of yet.
One of the most impactful voices in pop culture history, Lee’s fingerprints are on basically everything that we see on television or in blockbusters nowadays, and I think we all knew that a biopic centering around him was coming sooner or later. This sounds unique though, and I’m going to give credit to Fox for trying a different take with this film.
Now, all they need to do is cast Bryan Cranston as Lee, and you can consider us all on board.
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