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Mumbai (Maharashtra): The Marvel Cinematic Universe is huge and has fans all around the globe. A legacy that started with a single film in 2008 has now turned into a world of its own. The Universe has brought to life some of the most iconic Marvel comic superheroes. Right from Iron Man to the Scarlet Witch, Marvel has some legendary characters. One of them is Doctor Strange aka Stephen Strange played by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
The actor is now coming up with the second instalment of the Doctor Strange franchise, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. During the promotions of his film, he shocked his Indian fans when he sat for an interview with PTI. During their conversation, Cumberbatch was asked which Indian actor he would like to see in the MCU. When he asked for options, he was given the names of Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan who both had played superheroes on screen as the former played Krishh and the latter played Ra.One.
The actor took Shah Rukh Khan’s name as he replied, “Khan is great.”
He further reminisced his past when he recalled visiting India after taking a gap year in school. He worked in Darjeeling as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery for six months.
“I love your country; I love your culture and cultures. It feels like I was there almost a lifetime ago, in my late teens for six months of teaching, exploring and travelling as well. I'd love to have an excuse to come back and if that's to interact with the first Indian superhero, bring it on”,
Cumberbatch is widely known for portraying the role of Sherlock Holmes in the television series ‘Sherlock’. In the MCU, he plays Doctor Strange, a talented surgeon who turns into a sorcerer.