Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has suggested that Bollywood should also be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
In an interview just ahead of the film's release, Benedict praised the Bollywood industry and its influence. He 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."
It comes after Benedict was asked to name an Indian actor he thinks can be a part of the MCU, and he took the names of Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan. He told PTI, "Khan is great." Shah Rukh has featured as a superhero in Ra.One, while Hrithik has played the superhero in the film series Krrish.