Stan Lee’s Life Rights Acquired by Fox for ’70s-Set Action Movie

After creating Spider-Man and countless other Marvel characters, Stan Lee is finally getting the film treatment

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Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the life rights to legendary Marvel superhero creator Stan Lee with the intention of developing a ’70s-set action film, TheWrap has learned.

The logline  and title for the film are being kept under wraps. Senior VP of production Matt Reilly will oversee the project for the studio.

Temple Hill producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who produced the “Twilight” film series, are attached to produce. The duo have “Power Rangers” at Lionsgate up next.

Lee is a renowned figure in the comics world, credited with helping to create characters like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and X-Men before becoming publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972.

He also has made frequent appearances on camera, first in a cameo as a hot dog vendor in 2000’s “X-Men.”

From that cameo on, Stan Lee he has appeared in every Marvel Cinematic Universe film, often as part of a quick gag — like getting drunk on Asgardian ale in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Some of Stan Lee‘s cameos have been fun surprises, while others have been underwhelming.

Lee’s last appearance in a Marvel movie was “X-Men: Apocalypse,” his 26th appearance — this time with his wife of 69 years, Joan.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news about the acquisition of Lee’s life rights.