Ben Patton Content Editor
Captain America, meet “Captain China,” also known as, Annihilator.
Comic-creating phenom Stan Lee is at it again. The man who co-created Spiderman, the Hulk, X-Men and Fantastic Four has created a brand new hero for the Chinese market, and it will soon be heading to the big screen.
Annihilator follows the story of Ming, who, like Steve Rogers (Captain America), is a young, Chinese expatriate who survives a super-soldier program due to his martial arts.
Sources say that Chinese singer-songwriter, Wang Leehom, has been rumored for the lead role in the Magic Storm Entertainment-produced movie, according to Variety. "He not only adds value to the character, but also appeals to a global audience and he has great passion for this particular role and film," Magic Storm CEO Eric Mika said in statement.
TV producer Barry Josephson will oversee the project’s development and Bourne Legacy writer Dan Gilroy has penned a screenplay for the Chinese market.
Will Annihilator also appeal to the American viewing audience, or will Ming maintain a domestic appeal in China?