Thor: Ragnarok's Idris Elba Wants a Larger Role in MCU

Idris Elba is set to return once more as the all-seeing Heimdall in Thor: Ragnarok, but the actor feels like he's ready to become a superhero in his own right.

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Elba explained that while he's happy to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he's ready to step up into a main role.

“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," Elba said. He also revealed that he hasn't been approached to play a character other than Heimdall, though DC Comics' fans have been longing for the English actor to take on the role of John Stewart, a member of the Green Lantern Corps.

Though the 45-year-old actor has expressed his desire to play another character with a larger role in the franchise, he said he doesn't want to seem ungrateful. “It’s been great," Elba said, "but I kinda think I need a bit more. I want to be a superhero. I like the idea of that.”

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Arriving Nov. 3, director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

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