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Benedict Cumberbatch wants Dr. Strange merchandise range

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Benedict Cumberbatch, who essays Strange in the Universe (MCU), is annoyed that all of his co-stars have their own merchandise range but he doesn't.

The 41-year-old wasn't impressed when his "Avengers: Infinity War" co-star - who plays Loki - showed off the range of products inspired by his character and realised most of the MCUs other superheroes are emblazoned on backpacks, lunch boxes and other trinkets, but his alter ego isn't, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"This is a point of contention. Tom Hiddleston, he comes back from doing Thor and he's like, 'Look, dude!' And he's got a Thor lunchbox, a Thor slurpy cup and Thor backpacks. And there's backpacks and Hulk backpacks too," Cumberbatch told RadioTimes magazine.

"And I'm like, 'I'm a Marvel superhero too! Where's my backpack for Christ's sake? Where's my merchandise I can bloody manipulate time. I can fly! Kids need to realise the potential value of having a backpack," he added.

The British enjoyed shooting "Avengers: Infinity War" but his favourite days on set were when actor was also around shooting scenes as Iron Man, because he always makes sure there is excellent and everyone is well looked after.

"It's a happy set when he's around. He's everything you want in a friend and colleague and you get a proper lunch break with really great food," he said.

"He's very generous with the spoils of his success. On the days he's not there, you are eating out of a Styrofoam box going, 'What is this? Bring back Downey Jr'," he joked.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 13:18 IST
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