Stan Lee has shown up in dozens of movies over the years, but now the comic legend could be moving out of cameos and into the spotlight.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Twentieth Century Fox has snagged the rights to Lee’s life, with plans to create a period action film in the vein of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Roger Moore’s 007. To be clear: This isn’t being pitched as a biopic, or anything like that. Instead, this is a fictionalized version of Lee’s life that turns him into a hero all his own. This sounds extremely weird, but potentially very fun.
Fictionalized or not, Lee’s story is certainly an interesting one. He started working in comics at the age of 17, and would go on to create pretty much every A-lister on Marvel’s roster, including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men and the Hulk.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (The Maze Runner, Power Rangers) are attached to produce. No writer has been hired yet, though we’re certainly curious to see how this one comes together.
What do you think? Would you like to see a fictionalized, Bond-esque take on Lee?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)