What else can be said about Stan Lee? The man is a living legend that helped bring to life some of the most iconic characters in pop culture history. It is hard to imagine the comic book landscape without his contributions to the entire medium, so it is safe to assume that a film about his prosperous life would be brought to the silver screen.
Well, it looks like that a slice of Stan Lee’s life will be gracing movie theaters. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has secured the rights to give the Stan Lee story the cinematic treatment, but the film in question may be different then your usual biopic.
According to the report, Fox is developing a 1970’s action-adventure film, in which the comic book pioneer is the main character. Marty Bowen and Myck Godfrey (Twilight, The Maze Runner, Power Rangers) are set to produce the upcoming feature film. The film will aim to have a tone similar to the Roger Moore era of James Bond as well as Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service – which is also a Fox film.
The story of Stan Lee is one that is ripe for the biopic treatment, and although I would have liked to have seen a film about him creating the many heroes of the Marvel Universe along with artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, I cannot help but feel intrigued by the prospect of a 1970’s action adventure movie. The next big question is, who will direct? And most importantly, who will play Stan Lee? I would love to see someone like Matthew Vaughn or Brad Bird take on this project, and like many others, my ideal choice to play Stan Lee would be Bryan Cranston. Who would you like to see portray Stan Lee? Sound off in the comments below.