Shahrukh Khan: Marvel Getting First Indian Superhero
The trend of joining Hollywood setup is no wind of change for Indian celebrities. After Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and the art movie pro-Irfan Khan another B-town celeb is gearing for his Hollywood debut. And It’s none other than King of Bollywood-Shahrukh Khan.
Shahrukh Khan, the next Marvel Superhero:
Yes! You heard it right, India will probably find its first international superhero in its Bollywood big-wig, Shahrukh Khan. Marvel studio’s Vice President of Creative Development, Mr. Stephen Wacker is envisioning the casting of Shahrukh Khan as a character for his franchise. And that too, against a strict Indian background. The stark difference between the breakthrough of various Indian superstars on Shahrukh Khan’s appearance is true. And that is because Shahrukh will probably feature as the first ever Indian Marvel superhero.
The Success Of Marvel Movies In India
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War had garnered a phenomenal box-collection in India. Though it was set out to compete against local big-ticket shows like ‘Sanju’ and ‘Race 3’. It seems that building upon his lucrative revenue, Wacker has decided to take the risk of developing specific Marvel content for India. The business strategy is transparent: If a film of foreign origins can do such wonders, then tying up the same idea closely with local routines will be no short of groundbreaking. The Marvel executive has a refined experience in filmmaking and marketing. And he has certainly perceived the potential blasting success of a quality super-hero native flick. This isn’t; however just it. Apparently, Marvel Studios is eyeing more established names to join the Indian superhero bandwagon.
Wacker, in an interview with the Indian Express, had mentioned that he would not do a super-savior saga in India until it has Shahrukh in it.
Stephen Wacker Wants Multi-cultural Awareness Globally
Stephen wants to create characters that dwell in this world, or more precisely that dwell all over this world. He believes, his idea will introduce an Indian culture to the American entertainment set-up, allowing more diversity. He wants his native viewers to have a sight of different parts of the world too. The vice president is quite excited about his plans for Marvel. For him, entertainment is exploring and escapism. Hence diverse superhero films can take New-Yorkers to Dehli, and Delhiites to New York.
A Pakistani-American Ms. Marvel?
Marvel has already forayed into South Asia with continuous releases of its blockbuster films. In fact, it is has already introduced its first Pakistani-American superhero. This is Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel. Chief Kevin Feige has confirmed that a movie featuring the Pakistani-American is in the works, and will hit the screens once they are over with Brie Larson’s upcoming movie. Although rumors earlier claimed that Quantico fame Priyanka Chopra will play the part. But now, it appears that makers a looking for a native-Pakistani face.
The Legacy of Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan, the “King of Bollywood” has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films. And through his masterful performances, he has earned numerous awards, including 14 of the most prestigious Filmfare Awards. Besides the local acclamation, the actor has also received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2007), and the highest civilian honor, the Légion d’honneur (2014) from the Government of France. Shahrukh Khan has played a super-hero before in the Indian Sci-Fi film ‘Ra-One’. Hence one can easily put that he can nail the genre perfectly. Ra-one, as a film, was also appreciated globally.