Stan Lee Is Making an Indian Superhero Movie, ‘Chakra the Invincible’
But will he have a cameo?
When Stan Lee left Marvel Comics, he didn’t stop making superheroes. The comic book legend, who has been credited with creating characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and the X-Men, created his first Indian superhero, Chakra the Invincible, in 2011.
In 2013, Cartoon Network India released an animated “Chakra the Invincible” movie, directed by Sharad Devarajan. It turns out the movie was a hit, reaching an estimated 34 million households, which has convinced Lee and Bollywood studio Graphic India to make a live-action version of “Chakra the Invincible.”
While there haven’t been as many superhero movies in India as there have been in the U.S., the country has had its fair share of superheroes. But “Chakra the Invincible,” created by the legendary Stan Lee, is something Bollywood probably has never seen before.
“Chakra the Invincible” follows an Indian teenager, Raju Rai, a technology genius living in Mumbai. Determined to use science to unlock the secrets of human potential, Raju develops a technically enhanced suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body, unleashing newfound abilities and powers.
“I’m a fan of Bollywood films and am really excited about launching ‘Chakra the Invincible’ as my first Bollywood superhero movie,” Lee said in a statement.
“[Director] Vikramaditya [Motwane] 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!”