This new show, Who Wants to be a Superhero? could be campy, escapist fun, or it could be incredibly lame. Given Stan Lee’s recent deft touch I’m expecting the llamas to be in full effect.
Get out your lycra and velcro. Practice your boomerang technique. Measure that vertical leap. The WB is calling all real life superheroes. As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO, the reality TV game show created by Bruce Nash and Stan Lee, has been green-lit for six episodes.
In the series, real people with homegrown ideas for original superheroes will face off in character before a panel of celebrity judges who have played onscreen superheroes. Semifinalists will undergo a “superhero makeover” — with a professional artistic gloss overseen by “Spider-Man” creator Lee — and compete in various stunts and challenges that mimic comic book derring-do.
The winner will then be eligible to have his or her idea developed and expanded by Lee’s team, possibly for a comic book spinoff. The producers will conduct and film open auditions around the country in coming weeks.