Hold Up, Is Idris Elba Going to Make an Appearance in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’?

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We know that Thor: Love and Thunder will feature some of the biggest names in Hollywood — partly because our very own Great Southern Land played host to them while the movie was shot on our shores.

Chris Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Karen Gillan, Tessa ThompsonNatalie PortmanChris PrattMelissa McCarthy, Sam Neill, Sean Gunn, Jaimie Alexander,  Matt Damon, and Christian Bale all feature in the fourth instalment of the Marvel franchise, with it just recently being revealed that Damon would be appearing as Fake Loki.

But could there be another Hollywood heavyweight taking on a cameo in the highly anticipated film?

In an interview with ComicBook.com, while promoting his DC movie Suicide Squad, Idris Elba hinted that his Marvel character Heimdall could make a guest appearance in the upcoming Thor title.

When asked about his character “seemingly” dying in Avengers: Infinity War, the actor said, “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.”

Of course, Marvel has not confirmed his involvement in the project but Elba was seen in Australia hanging out with the all-star cast so it seems likely we will get to enjoy his presence in the film in some capacity.

Thor: Love and Thunder is currently set for release on May 6, 2022.

In the meantime, we can revel in Elba’s performance in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad, in which he plays Bloodsport — who is in prison for having shot Superman with a Kryptonite bullet when he is approached by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) to join her task force designed to take on the supervillain Starro. Waller uses Bloodsport’s daughter’s criminal record as leverage to force him into joining the squad.

The actor recently revealed that he had not known which character he would be playing when he signed on for the film, but wanted to take part because of his admiration for Gunn.

Elba did not know any of this when he joined the cast of The Suicide Squad, especially as many assumed that Will Smith‘s character Deadsport would be reimagined for the new film.

“I signed on because I really wanted to work with James,” Elba told Esquire Middle East.

“He’s a genius, I think. I really was so touched and honoured that someone of his talent was really keen to work with me, even though we didn’t have a necessary roadmap of who the character was. I very quickly invested in the exploration of that, because we could go anywhere.”

The Suicide Squad will be Hoyts cinemas from August 5, 2021.

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