Benedict Cumberbatch Wants Bollywood to Be Part of the MCU: There Must Be First Indian Superhero

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Benedict Cumberbatch says he hopes Bollywood joins the MCU.

Ade Wismoyo | Muhammad Azy Aminullah

Friday, 06 May 2022 | 19:14 WIB

1NEWS – Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch expressed his views on the entertainment industry in India, also known as Bollywood.

Benedict Cumberbatch said that there is a promising space for Bollywood and Hollywood to collaborate together.

“Both have enthusiastic film audiences, both Bollywood and Hollywood. There is room for both,” he said, quoted by the Indian Express on Friday (6/5/2022).

Benedict Cumberbatch

For information, the Doctor Strange actor had spent time in a monastery in Darjeeling, India.

While spending his time in India, Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that more or less he started watching Bollywood films.

“I haven’t seen a lot of Bollywood films,” he continued.

Nevertheless, Benedict Cumberbatch believes that there are many potential Bollywood actors.

“There are outstanding Indian actors, like Sir Ben Kingsley or Dev Patel,” he said.

Therefore, Benedict Cumberbatch considers Bollywood to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

“I think Bollywood needs to be part of the MCU,” he said.

Thus, Benedict Cumberbatch’s hope that the first superhero from India can be realized.

“There might be a big dance. There has to be a first Indian superhero,” he concluded.


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