Fox Developing Marvel Founder Stan Lee Biopic
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After creating thousands of stories that have brought the fandom together, Stan Lee, the founder of Marvel, could be up for a story about his own life. Fox is reportedly going to develop his biopic, but details to who is involve and how the story will play out are still being kept under wraps.
Variety reports that Fox has secured the rights to Stan Lee’s life story, which will be overseen by the Matt Reilly from the studio. At the moment, no writer, director or actor has been picked for the film as the development is still in its early stages.
Last summer, a fan created a poster of a potential Stan Lee biopic with Bryan Cranston imagined as the actor playing the Marvel honcho, per Movie Web. Though this was only from the minds of fans, clearly the studio thinks there’s an actual story in this idea.
Stan Lee began his career as a comic book publisher in the late 1930s, but became popular several decades later with the release of “The Fantastic Four.” Stan Lee also created “Hulk,” “Iron Man,” “Avengers” and “X-men,” among many other superhero stories.
When his comics eventually ventured into films, Stan Lee was seen making a cameo in every Marvel movie. The fictional world he built is also branching into television. He is 93 years old and shows no sign of becoming inactive in developing more Marvel stories.