Rana turns Thanos for Telugu Avengers: Infinity War
The actor has been roped in to dub for Josh Brolin's character Thanos in the film.
Rana Daggubati has lent his voice to Josh Brolin's character Thanos in the Telugu version of the upcoming Superhero film Avengers: Infinity War.
Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War, which features an ensemble of superheroes, will release worldwide on April 27. Disney India, in a move to expand its localisation efforts, has signed on Rana to lend his voice to the prime antagonist of the film.
"I've grown up reading Marvel Comics and Marvel movies with their intricately woven storylines. It is fascinating to see how Marvel has created characters and stories that resonate so well with audiences across the globe, making movies at a scale that one had never before imagined," says Rana.
"Characters such as Iron Man and Captain America have been my favourites. So dubbing for the film was thrilling. Voicing for Thanos, a villain so powerful that some of the biggest superheroes have a tough time dealing with, was an exciting experience," adds the actor.
"This year marks a milestone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it turns 10 and to add to the excitement, we are releasing Avengers: Infinity War - the biggest superhero crossover one has ever seen," says Bikram Duggal, Executive Director and Head, Studio Entertainment, Disney India.
"With Rana Daggubati coming on board as the voice of Thanos, we are confident of reaching out to a wider audience base while retaining the magnitude and staying true to the ethos of the Marvel brand," says Bikram Duggal.
Disney India adopted a similar strategy for The Jungle Book in 2016, signing on Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Nana Patekar, late Om Puri and Shefali Shah, to bring to life the characters in the Hindi version of the film. It was followed by roping in actor Varun Dhawan for Captain America in the film Captain America Civil War".
The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and produced by Kevin Feige. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch amongst others. It will be released in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu