Looks like former Miss World Priyanka Chopra could very well be the first ever Indian superheroine, if rumours are to be trusted. The Sky is Pink star, without divulging too many details, has recently told Metro UK that she is in ‘talks’ with famous Avengers director duo Joe and Anthony Russo for a project.
“We are in discussions. We have been talking about things and, hopefully...It’s not gonna happen this year,” she said, “So, if it ends up happening, it will happen sometime next year. It is a real conversation.”
But before you draw your own conclusions, Priyanka clarified, “It is sort of action; I didn’t say it was a movie. I didn’t say it was a series.”
In April this year, Joe revealed that he is in talks with the Indian star for a project too. The 47-year-old film-maker, who is known for giving Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) a grounded tone along with his brother Anthony, finds Priyanka "fantastic" and would love to work with her.
"Priyanka is transitioning into global status now. She is fantastic! I would love to work with her. I am potentially talking to Priyanka for something but I am not going to say what it is," Joe said in a group interview at that time.
Last year, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige had said that they are planning to make a standalone on superhero Ms Marvel, aka Kamala Khan. After the news broke, many fans on social media expressed their desire to see Priyanka in the role of Marvel's first Muslim superhero.
Joe, in April, was in India to promote Avengers: Endgame, MCU's much-awaited latest superhero film, which hit the theatres on April 26. He said as an action director, Indian films like Dabangg series were an interesting watch for him. "I'm an action director so I saw Dabangg many years ago and then Dabangg 2. I thought the camera work was great in these films. The tone and the energy is also great. So, I certainly know Salman Khan," he revealed.
But this isn’t where the film-maker's love for Bollywood films ends. Joe had also revealed that the climax of Marvel's 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron almost had a scene inspired by Rajinikanth's 2010 blockbuster Robot. "That film almost influenced the climatic moments in Avengers: Age of Ultron. In one of the final scenes, all the Ultrons were supposed to form a large Ultron and the Avengers were set to fight that but the sequence got cut for time. It was this close. I was inspired directly by Robot," he said.
Avengers: Endgame marked the final film within the MCU's current generation. It featured an ensemble cast of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Tessa Thompson and Josh Brolin.
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