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Stan Lee's 'Annihilator' to cast singer Wang Leehom?

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Chinese singer-songwriter Wang Leehom has been linked with the lead role in Annihilator, an Asian superhero project based on a concept created by Stan Lee.

The musician is in talks to play the titular superhero in the Magic Storm Entertainment-produced movie, according to Variety.

Annihilator

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Annihilator concept artwork

Wang Leehom

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Wang Leehom



"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.

Annihilator's story is reminiscent of Captain America's, telling the tale of a young Chinese expatriate named Ming who survives a US military super-soldier programme thanks to his martial arts training.

TV producer Barry Josephson will oversee the project's development, and National Film Capital will provide financial backing.

Bourne Legacy writer Dan Gilroy has penned a screenplay based on the character that Lee created for the Chinese market.

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