I mean, remember that plan Fox has to apparently make a young Stan Lee action comedy movie? It isn’t totally out of the realm of reality that at some point in the near future a Hollywood star will don the sunglasses and moustache of one of Marvel’s most iconic creative forces. But Lee himself already has ideas about who could do so.
Image: Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvellous Memoir cover art by Colleen Doran
Speaking at Hascon — toy maker Hasbro’s brand new official convention, as if this story couldn’t get any weirder — Lee was inevitably asked about the idea of someone chronicling his own life on the big screen. According to Lee, he himself has already considered an actor: His neighbour, Leonardo DiCaprio:
Believe it or not, I’ve already discussed it with Leonardo DiCaprio. He’s a neighbour of mine and we were talking one day some months ago, and he said, ‘Boy it’d be fun to do your story on the screen.’ So I said, ‘Well, I’ll audition you.’ Gotta make sure the guy can do it.
That would be weird if that rumour about him being Warner Bros.’ latest take on the Joker pans out, too.
Now, it must be stressed that this is Lee saying this rather than DiCaprio or someone who could conceivably be planning the Stan Lee Cinematic Universe as we speak. So given his previously-established penchant for saying a lot of things that may not necessarily pan out, you’d do well to be sceptical. But draw a fake moustache on Leonardo DiCaprio and squint at it long enough… and maybe you could see a resemblance?