Meet Stan Lee's Chinese Superhero 'The Annihilator'

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 Beware, evil. Face the power of the Chinese superhero known as... The Annihilator! Comics legend Stan Lee (not Asian), one of men responsible for iconic Marvel characters like Spider-Man, The Avengers and the X-Men, has created a new superhero that will hopefully get his own movie: Stan Lee's New Character, 'Annihilator,' Gets Film Adaptation From 'Enchanted' Producer and 'Bourne Legacy' Writer.

The Annihilator is a young Chinese prisoner, Ming, who undergoes a dangerous genetic procedure that gives him extraordinary abilities. And like any good hero, he uses those abilities to fight bad guys. Does that sound cool? They're working on a film version with producer Barry Josephson and a script by the guy wrote and directed The Bourne Legacy. Here's more about the character:

The Annihilator, which will be written by Bourne Legacy and Real Steel scribe Dan Gilroy, is the story of "a young Chinese expatriate named Ming, who must choose between remaining in prison or enlist in a secret U.S. super soldier program." After a grueling gauntlet of tests and experiments, Ming survives thanks to "his extreme resolve, gained as a result of his family’s tradition of practicing Qijong and martial arts."

And if you're wondering, yes, Stan Lee is getting in on some of that China Money. The Annihilator is the first of several projects that will be funded in part by the Chinese-state run National Film Capital. More here: Stan Lee's Chinese Superhero Project Scores 'Enchanted' Producer.