The character of Fantômas is a curious example of Adaptation Expansion; originally, he starred in a series of turn-of-the-(20th)-century French novels, as a masked Diabolical Mastermind. These novels were later adapted into movies. Somehow, however, the character also ended up as the star of a Latino-American comic book series during the 1970s. Fantômas was also the name of a villain in three films starring Louis de Funès and Jean Marais. This version also was a criminal mastermind and wore a blue rubber mask. There were also rumors of a 2011 remake of the story with Vincent Cassel and Jean Reno.
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