Comic book legend Stan Lee has seen so many of his stories adapted to the big screen, it's time his personal story got a shot. Twentieth Century Fox is set to do just that but they're adding a classic comic book twist. Excelsior!

The Hollywood Reporter gives us the goods:

Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind the most Marvel movies after Disney and the studio behind the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, has acquired Lee's life rights with a goal of creating a period action adventure movie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, the producers behind such movies as Twilight, The Maze Runner and the upcoming Power Rangers, are attached to produce what is being described as being in the tone of Kingsman: The Secret Service, or as one insider put it, “Roger Moore’s 007,” with Lee as the hero with an alter ego.


Lee's life is actually pretty impressive enough to warrant a regular bio film but this just seems right. THR says no writer is attached yet but let's throw out some names for who we think could play Stan the Man! My first thought is to vote for Chris Hemsworth because that also just seems right.

Jill Pantozzi is a pop culture writer and host who reports on all things nerdy and beyond! Her blog was recently relaunched with Patreon support and she’s formerly Editor in Chief of The Mary Sue. She’s written for MTV, Tor, Playboy, Publishers Weekly, IGN & more. You can keep up with Jill, and her cats, on Twitter at @JillPantozzi.