As we mentioned earlier today, there are plenty of superheroes and superhero teams that deserve their own movies. But the next superhero to get the big-screen treatment isn't one you're familiar with: It's Stan Lee's newest hero, The Annihilator.
Back in July, Stan Lee joined forces with a Hong Kong investment company to create "a new superhero franchise aimed at Chinese and foreign audiences." The Annihilator, about a Chinese superhero, is their first project.
Screenwriter Dan Gilroy, who wrote Real Steel, the upcoming The Bourne Legacy and the 1992 film Freejack, has been hired to bring The Annihilator to life.
When he's not forming international partnerships, Stan the Man has kept busy. Today Variety reported that he sold rights to an "original superhero property" to Lionsgate. Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who produced Smallville, will be writing, directing and producing this property.
Details of the untitled project are being kept under wraps, but it's described as a multigenerational superhero movie that spans several decades.