India has one of the largest fan following for Marvel Universe
Whether it has been movies or TV shows Marvel has somehow managed to keep its base strong in India with making huge revenue despite Big Bollywood releases. The movies have an extreme follow up and the new TV shows are streamed as much as possible via Netflix and other streaming apps, creating a huge fan base.
Since Marvel has done excellent business in India in 2018 with Avengers Infinity War and Black Panther, Marvel plans to please their Indian fan base.
— Indian Express Entertainment (@ieEntertainment) September 12, 2018
Mr. Stephen’s Thoughts
Stephen shared, “I think in the next few years Marvel is going to try to create characters with a real toehold in Indian culture. Try for authenticity that can go as far as finding Indian talent. We want to find a way to create characters that have a home in this world so we can bring Indian culture to the core North American Marvel fan. Let them understand a different part of the world too. I think that’s going to be an exciting thing for Marvel. My hope is that the fan in India feels just as much part of the Marvel universe as some kid in New York.”
Nothing could be more exciting for an Indian fan to watch their favorite superheroes finding their way in our neighborhood.
A Thought for the Future
If Marvel plans to make content in India, is there a chance of them collaborating with popular Indian actors?
To this, Stephen laughed and said, “If we make Indian content, we have to put Shah Rukh Khan. He has to be in it.” On a serious note, Stephen further said, “I can’t speak for the movies. If we have stories set in different countries, the goal is always to use actors from that part of the world.”
— Pinkvilla (@pinkvilla) September 12, 2018
Stephen further said that Black Panther opened up a lot of the world for Marvel fans but the film still felt like a regular superhero story. “We need a Black Panther for India for sure,” he said.