Marvel Studio isn’t afraid to experiment a little seems like it is adding a couple of dance numbers in the new phase
It does not take Sherlock Holmes’ wits to gauge India’s influence on Marvel movies. Time and again the studio has nodded towards its Indian fans. Be it Black Panther’s ‘glory to Hanuman’ moment or Bruce Banner’s opening scene in Kolkata during Avengers or Tony Stark’s attendance at an Indian wedding during Spider-Man Homecoming – there are ample references.
Now, with a new phase on the horizon seems like Marvel may just be looking to go the Bollywood way to ensure MCU’s future success. The studio seems to be working on a couple of dance-offs for phase 4. We have already seen some Marvel characters dancing especially in the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 1 where it was a big theme.
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Wanda – The Dancing Witch?
Marvel is kicking off their Phase 4 with the highly anticipated WandaVision on Disney+. Undoubtedly, the trailer of WandaVision gave birth to lots of questions and fan theories related to the future of MCU. As has been hinted, Wanda could very well set up the whole Phase 4 storyline along with Doctor Strange.
Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her role as the Scarlet Witch along with Paul Bettany as Vision in the Disney+ series. Recently, some set images from WandaVision leaked online, where Olsen is wearing a dancing costume. The period dancing costume makes fans wonder if there’s a dance number in the series as a lot of dancing was seen in the trailer as well.
Kumail Nanjiani Practicing A Bollywood Dance Number
As per reports, the Big Sick comedian Nanjiani grabbed a lot of eyeballs for his Eternals’ superhero transformation. Kumail has undergone a complete image overhaul. He revealed his ripped physique for the role of Kingo, and the virtual world couldn’t stop drooling. The actor got a free subscription to Pornhub.com’s content after he briefly trended on the site as well. Not only is he fitting as a superhero but also as a Bollywood actor.
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In the comics, Kingo is a character with superhuman strength, near-immortality, flight. Marvel’s Eternals took it a step ahead by also making Kingo Bollywood star with a massive dance number on charts. Kumail revealed this in one of his interviews that they are working on a Bollywood-Esque dance number. While we are sure to see Kumail dancing to the desi tunes, it will be interesting to see how he dances with that ripped bod. He said,
“I took months of Bollywood dance classes to prepare for that. It’s really a workout… and you know, there’s like 52 dancers, and 51 of them are professional dancers, and then there’s me!”
Though the Bollywood dance number may not be a big part of the story in Marvel’s Eternals. It is going to be fun watching a rendition of Bollywood dance numbers. It would be a cool pop-culture nod to Indian Film Industry as singing and dancing are very much part of the narrative of its movies.
And who knows we may even see Kingo and Star-Lord in a possible dance-off somewhere in the MCU future. Further one can only hope to see Thor, Banner, or other Marvel characters dancing to some desi beats in the future. Why not? Marvel has already given us an iconic dance-off (kind of) between Star-Lord and Ronan in GOTG Vol 1. So Dance off bro!