Mumbai | Comic book legend Stan Lee, whose creations include ‘Superman’, ‘XMen’ the ‘Incredible Hulk’ and Iron Man’ among others is now planning to release his first Indian superherobased film ‘Chakra the Invincible’ set in Mumbai and directed by Bollywood’s Vikramaditya Motwane.
Graphic India, a character entertainment company, and Lee’s POW! Entertainment today announced a partnership with Phantom Films, to begin preproduction on the liveaction theatrical film for ‘Chakra The Invincible.’
Chakra has been created by Lee along with Graphic CoFounder and CEO, Sharad Devarajan. I’m a fan of Bollywood films and am really excited about launching ‘Chakra the Invincible’ as my first Bollywood superhero movie, Lee, Chief Creative Officer at POW! Entertainment said in a statement.
Lee helped spawn some of the world’s most popular comic book heroes The Amazing SpiderMan, The Fantastic Four, The XMen, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and many more, which now dominate the film industry. The upcoming Hollywood flick ‘XMen: Age of Apocalypse’ is based on another of Lee’s creations. Vikramaditya is an amazingly talented filmmaker who I have no doubt can make the Chakra film a massive hit in India and around the world.
I only hope he remembers to include my cameo!, Lee said. Unlike the animated kids property, the film version of ‘Chakra’ is set to feature an older version of the character in his twenties, set against the spectacular backdrop of Mumbai. Motwane who has directed ‘Lootera’ and ‘Udaan’ said it was an honor and an absolute delight to be making a film based on a Stan Lee character.
We’re very excited and we hope to take comic book filmmaking to the next level with Chakra. And no, we won’t forget Stan’s cameo… he said. Stan Lee’s characters have generated USD 15 billion at the global box office, creating some of the most beloved icons in entertainment. More people likely know the face of SpiderMan than they do the Mona Lisa, said Graphic’s CEO Devarajan.
‘Chakra The Invincible’ was originally launched as a children’s animated film on Cartoon Network India two years ago, with three new animated TV movies currently in production to be released on Cartoon Network and Toonami later this year. ‘Chakra’ also had comic books released worldwide in India and North America.
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