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New Look At Idris Elba As Heilmdall In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Entertainment Weekly has released a new image of Idris Elba as Heimdall in Thor: Ragnarok.

First introduced in the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Idris Elba is possibly the most under-utilised actor in Marvel’s catalogue. Granted, Heimdall isn’t a major character in the franchise, but it would be amazing to see the actor in a larger role, and it seems like Elba agrees.

More – New Behind The Scenes ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Featurette Released

In a new interview with Entertainment WeeklyIdris Elba briefly discusses his desire to play a larger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor states that he didn’t enjoy the previous two Thor movies, but Taika Waititi and Thor: Ragnarok made him crave a more pivotal hero in the MCU.

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. 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… 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.

EW also released a new look at Heimdall in Thor: Ragnarok, and it’s fair to say that the character looks very different from his last appearance, which was in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Check out the image below:

Thor: Ragnarok
Marvel Entertainment via EW

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