When you think of Marvel superheroes who don't have their own movie deal yet, you probably gravitate towards characters like Black Panther, Dr. Strange, or Devil Dinosaur. Okay, that last one is just us, but regardless of your personal preferences, we don't imagine that The Human Fly is high at the top of anyone's list. But The Human Fly is getting his own movie anyway, courtesy of Steven Goldmann, the director of Trailer Park of Terror.
Deadline reports that The Human Fly will be produced by Eisenberg-Fisher Productions, which is "based on the Paramount lot" but intends to finance the film independently. The Human Fly was a 19-issue comic book series that Marvel published from 1977-1979, and told the story of a stuntman who doubled as a costumed crimefighter. The series was based on the real-life exploits of Evel Knievel-ish stunt driver named Rick Rojatt, and was marketed as "The wildest superhero ever… because he's real!"
While hardly an A-list property, the concept for The Human Fly is a solid foundation for an action movie. Think F/X but with more stunts. The question of whether Goldmann is the director for the job, and whether the production company will be able to come up with enough funds (not to mention a strong enough script) to put out a quality production remains unanswered, but we can all keep our fingers crossed. At the very least, The Human Fly is the kind of character fanboys won't get up in arms about if you screw with the continuity too much.
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