Stan Lee Says Leonardo DiCaprio Wants to Play Him in a Biopic Film
One day we are going to get a Stan Lee biopic. It's inevitable, the guy has just led such an incredibly interesting a successful life. The big question is... who would play him in a film? According to Stan Lee, Leonardo DiCaprio is a huge Marvel fan and that the actor would want to play him in the biopic.
During a panel at Wizard World Nashville, Lee's manager Max Anderson said that DiCaprio was neighbors with Lee and at one point he ran up to Lee's car like a fanboy to talk to him about his work. This led to the Marvel legend visiting DiCaprio's house and this is what Lee had to say:
"He's a big marvel fan, in his house, he has huge posters on his walls, all over, Marvel posters. He's great."
Lee went on to explain that the two actually discussed a biopic project. When DiCaprio brought up wanting to play him, Lee said:
"Doing a movie of my life, with him playing me, and I said, 'I'm not sure you're good-looking enough. We'll test you, see how you look, see how it comes out, don't get too excited, we'll let you know."
Ya gotta love Lee's sense of humor about the whole thing. I think it would actually be pretty interesting to see DiCaprio play Lee. I bet he would do some great stuff playing him if he is ever given the opportunity. As far as I know, there are currently no plans for a biopic. But like I said, it's bound to happen one day.
Knowing Hollywood, they will probably embellish the story and make a Stan Lee action movie where he was really a government spy during the 1960s while he was working at Marvel Comics.
As you know, DiCaprio is said to be wanted for the role of The Joker in Warner Bros. upcoming Joker origin film. Who knows if he will actually end up in the role. I kind of hope that he does take it.
What do you think about the possibility of DiCaprio playing Stan Lee in a biopic one day?