It’s no real secret that Idris Elba hasn’t enjoyed all of his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the film had wrapped, the actor complained about the demoralizing nature of the process.
Years ago in an interview with The Telegraph, he recalled his thought process while on set for reshoots:
“‘24 hours ago, I was Mandela.’ … Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out.”
And yeah, we can understand that. The Marvel way of making movies isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. When all said and done, they’re very much a machine, and if you’re not on board with it, then it’s bound to rub you the wrong way.
However, speaking with EW more recently, it sounds like Elba had a different opinion regarding this year’s Thor: Ragnarok, and he even went to far as to wish that he could become MORE involved 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.”
You hear that Marvel. Make it happen! We can all use a little more Heimdall in our lives, and while they seem to be doing a great job of keeping him relevant in the stories, we’d be down to see more.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.