The Jakarta Post
Director Joko Anwar (left) poses with actors (from second left) Christine Hakim, Dimas Anggara and Jefri Nichol, who have signed up for the next outing in the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe (BCU). The BCU is Indonesia's answer to Marvel and DC, initiated by the Bumilangit entertainment company. (Screenplay Bumilangit/File)
Although it has only released one film so far, Gundala in 2019, the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe (BCU) is looking promising to become the Indonesian equivalent of superhero movie franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
After previously announcing that it had cast some of the country's most popular actors like Dian Sastrowardoyo, Nicholas Saputra, Chicco Jerikho and Tara Basro for upcoming BCU films, entertainment company Bumilangit shared on Monday that Christine Hakim, Reza Rahadian, Dimas Anggara and Jefri Nichol would also be joining the lineup.
During the Disney+ Hotstar online press conference on Monday, Gundala director Joko Anwar said that the team was “working on the next BCU film” that would feature the four latest actors to join the BCU.
“We’ll let people imagine what their roles will be and the film's storyline,” he added.
Christine said that she was grateful to be part of what she described as "an iconic story".
“Hopefully, the stories from the BCU will continue to expand," the award-winning veteran actress added.
Established in 2003, Bumilangit own the rights to 1,100 Indonesian comic characters that have been published since 1954 and produces comic books, movies, TV programs and related merchandise. The company is currently working on the next BCU films, Virgo and the Sparklings and Sri Asih. (wir/kes)
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