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In an interview with EW, Idris Elba stated that he would be interested in a bigger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is following on his latest appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, which he found to be much more pleasant for him than his previous appearances in previous Thor movies. Unfortunately, his role in said movie remained a minor one, which explains his expressed sentiment.
Why Does Idris Elba Deserve a Bigger Role in the MCU?
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There are some people who might wonder whether Elba deserves a bigger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but to be blunt, he has more than enough expertise and experience to provide a convincing performance as a superhero. After all, this is a man who has played an incredible range of roles over the course of his career, with examples including but not limited to Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, and Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower. As a result, it would not be unreasonable to say that he would be a real credit to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
How Could This Work?
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With that said, providing Elba with a new role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be rather confusing because he has cemented himself in said franchise as Heimdall. Instead, the simpler and much more straightforward option would be to provide his character with a bigger role in the franchise, which would have a bonus in that it would enable the franchise runners to test the viewers’ reaction in preparation for something even more important in the future.
Sure, Heimdall tends to be limited to being a watchman and nothing...
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