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'Hulk' creator has plans for a Chinese superhero

Stan Lee, the 89-year-old co-creator of "Spider-Man," "The Hulk," "The X-Men" and "Iron Man," is creating a Chinese superhero in cooperation with Chinese movie makers, it was announced at the Shanghai International Film Festival yesterday.

"The Annihilator" will tell the story of a Chinese superhero's battle to save the world.

Hollywood writer Dan Gilroy, of "Real Steel" and "The Bourne Legacy" fame, is also involved in the project, National Film Capital officials revealed at a press conference.

"I love China and Chinese culture. I have been looking for the chance to cooperate with Chinese movie makers and bring forward Chinese culture to the world. I believe the Chinese superhero will be the best and the most popular superhero loved by people all over the world," he said.

The president of National Film Capital, Wang Guowei, said he hoped collaboration on films between China and the US would have a bright future. The company is planning to invest 2 billion yuan (US$314.6 million) in Chinese movies.

It announced details of nine co-productions, which included the festival's opening film "Painted Skin: The Resurrection."

The others are Bruce Lee's last script "Silent Flute," "The Dragon Scroll," "Genghis Khan," "Bombing of Chongqing," "The Tibetan Code," "Shrinking," "1421 The Year China Discovered The World" and "Devil's Right Hand."


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