Real Steel Writer Tackling Stan Lee’s The Annihilator

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Stan LeeStan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment wants to do some annihilatin’ … with The Annihilator!

Who is The Annihilator? He’s a new superhero created by Stan “The Man” Lee, with an eye towards turning it into a movie. To help with that, Lee and his Hong Kong-based partners have hired “Real Steel” writer Dan Gilroy to adapt the character.

So who is this guy that’ll save us? The hero of The Annihilator is a “young Chinese man given a second chance as an international superhero who returns home to mete out justice.” Well, that’s novel. I don’t think we’ve ever seen a Chinese superhero on the big screen before. You know, at least not one that wasn’t made in China or Hong Kong.

Some Googling led me to these pieces of concept art for an “Annihilator” character, which I take it is Lee’s character, since the site does link back to Lee’s official Pow! Entertainment official site. And he does look Chinese. A Wolverine-haired Chinese fellow, anyway.

The Annihilator Comic Character

The Annihilator Comic Character

Via : Variety

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Kung-fu superhero goodness?! Yes please!

  • Zeroshot

    what bout Ironfist..

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Trust me man I’m waiting on that but it just seems to be taking for ever. let’s cast Scott Adkins as Danny Rand, and Mark Dacascos or Russell Wong as Steel Serpent. Base it off the “7 Cities of Heaven” story arc.

  • Etnco

    This is a Fist of The North Star rip-off IMO. Now THAT needs a good re-do

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      How so because of the look of the characters? I agree a new live action Fist of the North Star woould be sick!!!

      • Etnco

        Yeah, the look, the feel. Plot wise I’m not familiar with the source of this comic. But can you imagine a FOTNS with 300 style photography?

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          YESSIR!!! That’s the only way to do it. Get Zack Snyder with John Woo and Yuen Woo Ping!!!