Nitron is the the new superhero franchise unveiled by Stan Lee. Here at The Arcade we don’t go in for jokes about people retiring. The legendary non-retiree just unveiled a new superhero franchise that has a Secret Invasion vibe about it. It’s is focused on an advanced species living in secret on modern earth.
An interesting thing about the new franchise is that it’s multi-platform. We’re going to be able to access Nitron in the Cinema, on TV and digitally. You know, nothing special. According to Variety, a comic book will serve as the spine of the franchise, with film, TV, and digital (maybe games?) building from there.
Benaroya Pictures will be producing the franchise, after securing a 50 million dollar initial fund. Benaroya Pictures is the company of Michael Benaroya, who will act as a producer alongside Keya Morgan. Morgan is currently directing and producing the documentary Marilyn Munroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive. Benaroya has worked on a number of films, including Kill Your Darlings and Margin Call.
Lee expressed enthusiasm for the new venture:
‘It’s a pleasure to partner with Michael Benaroya and Keya Morgan on ‘Nitron’, I am excited for everyone to explore the amazing world of ‘Nitron’ with us.’
Stan Lee was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics from 1945 to 1972. He is a former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. You might already know some of the characters Lee created like Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers and Iron Man.
With him creating an entire new franchise, somebody’s seeing dollar signs.
Excelsior! (I guess?)