Benedict Cumberbatch says Bollywood should be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases today. The movie has had an incredible box office performance with Rs 30 crores in pre-sales in India and is predicted to be a massive blockbuster in India. 

In a recent interview, Benedict Cumberbatch talked about the Indian movie business and how the Marvel Cinematic Universe could potentially have an Indian superhero. Previously he had made a statement that Shah Rukh Khan could be a great addition to the MCU. 

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Talking to a leading publication, Benedict Cumberbatch said, “There are incredible Indian actors, whether they are born in the UK like obviously Sir Ben Kingsley or Dev Patel, who I just had the good fortune to work with. I mean it’s obvious you have an incredibly talented and incredibly thriving cinematic culture and have done it for years. I have loved the filmmakers that have done work in the English language and you’ve had a massive influence. I think Bollywood needs to sort of be part of the MCU. Maybe have a massive dance and bring in the first Indian superhero.”

Cumberbatch was also questioned about whether he saw India as a competitor for Hollywood or as a mere source of income for Marvel movies. The actor shared that he believes it’s all right. Both had their own place and it did not have to be an either-or situation. 

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