The forefather of comic books and everyone’s favorite cameo actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Stan Lee, is getting a movie about his life, but it won’t just be a run-of-the-mill biopic.
Fox has acquired the rights to Lee’s life rights with the intention to make an action-adventure period piece about the writer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on reports from early sources, the magazine is reporting that the film’s tone will be in line with the recent homage-to-spy-movies, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Lee will also reportedly be portrayed as a "hero with an alter ego" in the vein of a Roger Moore 007 movie.
As most people are aware, Lee is one of the most influential voices within the comic books industry, creating and co-creating characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk and the Fantastic Four. Lee eventually became the face of Marvel Comics before stepping away in the 1980s to launch the company’s film and television properties. Now, Lee is best known for his legacy at the publisher and for cameoing in various films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There’s currently no one attached to the project and details are still being fleshed out, according to The Hollywood Reporter.