‘The Suicide Squad’ Star Idris Elba Teases Potential Return To ‘Thor’ Franchise

The Suicide Squad hits cinemas next month!

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The Suicide Squad star Idris Elba has teased a potential return to the Thor franchise.

Many fans seem to forget that Idris Elba, one of the world’s most popular actors, used to be a mainstay in the Thor films. In fact, it’s almost criminal how underutilized the actor was. Appearing in the Marvel franchise since the first film in 2011, the British actor has played Heimdall, the all-knowing gate-keeper of the Bifrost bridge. Though a prominent being within the Asgardian role, the character didn’t get much to do in the films besides stan alongside the bridge and act stoic. Taika Waititi remedied how underused Elba was by giving him a more prominent role in Thor: Ragnarok. Elba’s role also extended to the Avengers films, appearing in Age of Ultron and Infinity War, where he “seemingly perished” at the hands of Thanos.

Now, Idris Elba has crossed over to the DC world of The Suicide Squad, where he’s playing Bloodsport, one of the team members of Task Force X. Set to hit cinemas next month, Elba’s Bloodsport appears to be one of the main players in James Gunn’s latest film. While it’s exciting that Elba has found a new home at DC, what does that mean for his character over at Marvel? Elba was spotted near the Australian set of Thor: Love and Thunder with actors from the film, which many believe suggest that he’ll be returning to the franchise.

In a recent chat with ComicBook.com, Idris Elba was asked if he was a “DC-exclusive” character now that his Marvel character had “seemingly perished.” Elba acted coy, suggesting that he might just be returning to the Thor franchise after all.

“I think that I’m excited about the possibilities in the DC world. And I think the word of choice to make note of is the word ‘seemingly.'”

Do you want to see Idris Elba return to the Thor franchise? Or would you like him to stay over at DC? Comment below and let us know!

You can check out the synopsis for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad below:

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: ComicBook.com