Idris Elba Wants a Bigger Role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Idris Elba would like a larger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Idris Elba wants a larger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to EW. He’ll be seen briefly as Heimdall in the upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok, which he spoke about to the site.

He said, “I like that I have a little part in Thor. I’m neither movie star or day player. It allows me to do other things I love. The last one [Ragnarok] was fun. The others weren’t fun. They’re work. But on this one, Taika [Waititi, the director] was great.”

He then spoke about the size of his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I wish I was more present in the Marvel family. I like what I have, but I also wish that I had a bigger character in the Marvel universe.” He continued, “It’s been great, but I kinda think I need a bit more. I want to be a superhero. I like the idea of that.” He told the site he’s never been approached to play another role in the Marvel films.

In addition to Thor: Ragnarok, Idris Elba stars in The Mountain Between Us with Kate Winslet, and in the Aaron Sorkin-directed Molly’s Game with Jessica Chastain. He recently starred in The Dark TowerStar Trek Beyond and was the voice of Shere Khan in The Jungle Book.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!

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