Stan Lee’s life rights acquired by Fox for action-adventure film

American comic-book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics Stan Lee attends the premiere of the sci-fi motion picture fantasy "Captain America: Civil War" on April 12, 2016. Lee's life rights have been accuired by Fox in order to make an action-adventure film. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) — Stan Lee has optioned off his life rights to Fox in order for the studio to craft an upcoming action-adventure film based on his life.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 1970s based project being produced by Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (“Twilight,” “The Maze Runner,” “Power Rangers”), will not be a biopic but will instead be closer in tone to “Kingsman: The Secret Service” or classic ‘James Bond‘ films.

Lee will remain involved with the film, signing on as executive producer alongside his partner at POW! Entertainment, Gil Champion.

 No further details including a potential cast or directors have been revealed.

Lee, a legendary comic book creator and former chairman of Marvel Comics, is known for writing and co-creating Marvel’s staple of iconic superheroes including “Spider-Man” with artist Steve Ditko, and “The Fantastic Four,” “Doctor Strange,” “X-Men,” “Iron Man,” and “The Hulk” amongst others with artist Jack Kirby.

The 93-year-old has continued to make his presence felt by appearing in comedic cameo roles across Marvel’s film slate including Fox’s “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” franchises and most recently in Disney and “Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.”

Lee last made headlines in August when he defended the rumored casting of former Disney channel star Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson, Spider-Man’s iconic red-haired girlfriend in Marvel and Sony’s upcoming epic, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”


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