Idris Elba is just one of the many talented actors featured in Marvel’s upcoming Thor adaptation. In the film he plays Heimdall, one of the warriors from the mythical land of Asgard.The actor recently revealed (via Total Film) that he has a multi-picture deal with Marvel Studios, which might open the door to him playing more characters such as Luke Cage and even Blade.
When asked about his part in Thor, he said, “It was great to work with Kenneth (Director Kenneth Branagh) and the Marvel team, very dedicated guys, amazingly detailed, very clever.” He also stated that Thor won’t be the last Marvel film we see him in, but unfortunately he can’t reveal any more than that.
Elba was further pressed about the subject and asked what other character he would be interested in playing in the Marvel Universe. “I wouldn’t mind having a crack at bringing Blade back, personally. But erm, there’s a couple of things there that they have… Luke Cage is… very interesting.” What about Black Panther? Isn’t he in the Marvel Universe? He always gets forgotten about in these conversations.
As for Luke Cage and Blade, I always saw Tyrese Gibson as Cage. He’s been rumored to play the role for years so I got comfortable with the idea of him playing the part. As for Blade, I can’t let go of Wesley Snipes in that. Growing up with that series makes it hard to see anyone else in the role. Plus, Snipes had the martial arts background to match his character which made his incarnation of him even more believable.
Who do you think Elba should play next? Luke Cage, Blade, or Black Panther.