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'The Family Man' creators Raj and DK to pen a Marvel superhero film?

Updated on: 21 October,2023 08:56 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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The Family Man creators Raj and DK are currently working on the Indian version of Citadel in association with Russo brothers. The American filmmaker duo have directed four MCU films

'The Family Man' creators Raj and DK to pen a Marvel superhero film?

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'The Family Man' creators Raj and DK to pen a Marvel superhero film?

'The Family Man' creators Raj and DK are unstoppable. The duo is one of the most sought-after filmmakers in the country right now. With back-to-back successes with web series like 'The Family Man', 'Guns & Gulaabs', and 'Farzi', Raj & DK's projects always make it to the most anticipated list. Now, reports claim that Raj and DK will write a Marvel superhero film with their frequent collaborator Sita Menon. 

Raj and DK are currently working on the Indian spin-off of the spy series 'Citadel' which originally starred Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden. The series is being made in association with the Russo Brothers, who were involved in the original project. Russo brothers are widely known for their contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They have directed four films in the MCU-  'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' (2014), 'Captain America: Civil War' (2016), 'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018), and 'Avengers: Endgame' (2019).

According to a recent report in Pinkvilla, Raj and DK will become a part of the MCU. Quoting a source, the report read, "Marvel liked the flavour that Raj and DK bring to their stories and had a probable discussion to come on board to create a cool new origin story for a superhero. They have commissioned the responsibility to Raj and DK, who are at present working towards developing this story.”

The source added, “At first, Marvel should like what Raj and DK present. Once the basic draft is green-lit, there will be several writer’s room discussions to enhance the write-up, and only then will the paperwork happen for this feature presentation. Right now, they are commissioned to develop one of the superhero origin ideas.”

The source continued, “At present, they are writing the film and it’s not known if they will be on board to direct it too.” The report did not mention any details about the story or whether the superhero will be of Indian origin or not. It is said that Marvel Studios was introduced to Raj and DK via the Russo Brothers, who have directed several films in the franchise. However, there is no confirmation of the same by either party.

Meanwhile, Raj and DK's Indian version of 'Citadel' will feature Varun Dhawan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead. Samantha has wrapped her portions in the series and is currently on a break from acting to focus on her health.

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