NTR Jr., the star of the Indian blockbuster RRR, says he would like to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film accomplished the rare feat of breaking into mainstream American consciousness despite being produced for a foreign audience. RRR, directed by acclaimed filmmaker SS Rajamouli, went on to have a theatrical run in the United States and in many other countries, making serious money wherever it was released. Besides being a monster hit in India, RRR‘s success around the world helped it break several box office records and become the second biggest Telugu film in global box office history (after bahubali 2another Rajamouli movie that you can also find on Netflix).
Speak with Variety, the actor said he’d love to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — a question that basically anyone appearing in a massive blockbuster should be asking these days. He also sounds like he has a philosophy about superhero stories.
“I’d love to,” the actor told Marc Malkin’s Just For Variety Podcast during a screening of the film on January 7. “I’m waiting for it to happen.”
To get in shape for the role in RRRtook NTR Jr. on a superhero-like diet, ate thousands of calories and constantly worked out to gain weight, so it’s easy to envision him in a superhero role, and he should tell the studios that he’s capable of keeping the habit up.
He praised Iron Man as “relatable”, saying that because he has no powers, his stories are more appealing to NTR. Maybe someone can find a role for him in the Iron Wars or Daredevil series. Sure, the fact that Marvel set up the MCU as an arm of government means there’s always room for super soldiers, super scientists, and other diverse people with no powers other than their brains and specialized weapons.
RRR is a fictional action drama about two real-life heroes of the Indian Revolution. NTR Jr. plays Komaram Bheem and Ram Charan plays Alluri Sitarama Raju. The two freedom fighters have different methods of effecting change, but in the end they team up to join forces against the British colonizers.
You can now see an English dub of the movie on Netflix.
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