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Idris Elba says would like to see him play young version of 'All-Father of all the Nordic Gods'


Ians August 16, 2017
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 Hollywood actor Idris Elba says he wants to see his Dark Tower co-star Matthew McConaughey to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a young Odin.


Elba, 44, has been starring as Heimdall since the first Thor movie in 2011 and would like to see his Dark Tower co-star portray a young version of the All-Father of all the Nordic Gods.

Speaking to MTV News, Elba said, "In Marvel world? There's a couple of versions. He could be Thor's dad. Play a young version of him. Smash it."

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Odin, who is the father of Thor, is currently played by veteran actor Anthony Hopkins, who last reprised his role in Thor: The Dark World in 2013.

Elba is set to reprise his role as the guardian sentry of Asgard, who stands on the rainbow bridge, in the third standalone movie, Thor: Ragnarok.

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The third instaLlment of Thor franchise Thor: Ragnarok follows the Asgardian God (Chris Hemsworth) who joins forces once again with Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to stop the evil Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying Asgard and the rest of the universe.

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