Stan Lee was present at Hasbro’s first ever HASCON convention and a member of audience decided to ask him if he’d given any thought to who he’d want to portray him in a movie. It turns out Stan Lee has given this some thought as he revealed he’d talked to Leonardo DiCaprio about the possibility. Here’s what he said:
“Believe it or not, I’ve already discussed it with Leonardo DiCaprio, he’s a neighbor 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.”
Stan Lee continued on to say that Leonardo DiCaprio is a “hell of a nice guy” who is a big fan of Marvel Comics, “he has all the walls covered with big Marvel posters and everything, he’s got very good taste.”
With Leonardo DiCaprio being a big fan of the comicbook medium, the possibility of seeing him play any significant comicbook role is surely an exciting prospect for the fans.
What do you think? Leonardo DiCaprio playing Stan Lee on-screen? I’d watch Leonardo DiCaprio in anything and if the comic legend approves, that’s all the approval I need.