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Fox bids to turn comic book god Stan Lee into 70s action hero

Fox bids to turn comic book god Stan Lee into 70s action hero

20th Century Fox is taking the current demand for cinematic action heroes and running with it by transforming former Marvel Comics president Stan Lee into a 70’s era action hero.

This premise has been made possible by the studio’s acquisition of Lee’s life rights, enabling them to make Lee the hero of the piece.

Reportedly adopting a madcap action comedy routine in a similar vein to Kingsman: The Secret Service the film faces a tough ask in keeping Lee’s army of devoted fans happy.

Lee is credited with having created with having created some of the best-loved comic book heroes; notably Spider-man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, sparking consternation from writer-artists such as Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby that he’s unfairly hogged all the credit for crafting the Marvel universe.

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