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The Human Fly Movie
No, not the Spidey Villain
By Robert T. Trate
June 28, 2012
Will The Human Fly make the leap to the big screen?
© Marvel Comics
This is a legendary summer for superhero movies. A couple decades ago comic book fans were lucky to just see Superman or Batman get the blockbuster treatment, but in 2012 we have The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises all coming out within three months of each other. It's a truly great time to be a fan. One side effect of the superhero surge, however, is that there are going to be some heroes that start getting their own treatments despite the fact that practically nobody has ever heard of them. Enter The Human Fly.
Deadline reports that a movie based around the classic Marvel character is now in development. The rights for the character were recently picked up by producers Alan Brewer and Steven Goldmann and Eisenberg-Fisher Productions (no relation) is set to executive produce the project with financing coming from private-equity sources. The character, which was first introduced in 1977, has an origin story somewhat similar to the Six Million Dollar Man in that he was severely injured in an accident and rebuilt by scientists and doctors with a steel skeleton. Upon recovering from his injuries, the man - whose real identity was never said - began to wear a costume and fight crime. Only 19 comic book issues were made featuring The Human Fly, but in that time he encountered both Spider-Man and Daredevil.
As you can probably guess, this is going to be a much smaller production than what we typically see from Marvel Studios or Warner Bros., but it could be interesting. Who would you like to see play The Human Fly?
Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.