Idris Elba wishes for a big­ger slice of the su­per­hero movie pie

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Life Style -

Ac­tor Idris Elba says that he had a great time work­ing on Thor: Rag­narok and that he wishes to have a big­ger role in the su­per­hero uni­verse.

Elba, who re­turns as the As­gar­dian gate­keeper Heim­dall in the third film of the Thor fran­chise, says that un­like most peo­ple of his age who com­plain about the ubiq­uity of su­per­hero films, he loves the genre, re­ports E! On­line. “I’ve never felt that way. Weirdly enough, I’ve got, like, the Peter Pan syn­drome when it comes to the kinds of films I like... 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,” says Elba.

But, he adds, “I wish I was more present in the [su­per­hero] fam­ily. I like what I have, but I also wish that I had a big­ger char­ac­ter.”

The 45-year-old ac­tor says that he has never been ap­proached to play any­one but Heim­dall, in­clud­ing a role in the up­com­ing Black Pan­ther film — or any of the su­per­hero prop­er­ties owned by the stu­dio that pro­duces the Thor movies.

Elba adds that he doesn’t want to sound like he is des­per­ate about it. “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.”

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