Idris Elba Has Us Thinking He'll Return To The MCU For The Next Thor Movie

Very interesting!

It’s not unusual for people who star in superhero movies to turn down offers to appear in more films in the franchise. However, this doesn’t appear to be the case when it comes to Idris Elba, whose MCU character Heimdall was killed in the opening scene of Avengers: Infinity War.

During a recent interview with KTSA Radio, Elba revealed he’d be keen to come back to the MCU, and may have even hinted that it’s happening.

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“Of course. Listen, Heimdall is essentially part of the god family. So you know, he essentially could be alive,” he said.

“I’m just saying! I’m just putting it out there. The Heimdall character goes way back into, you know, the Thor mythology, And I’m sure there will be an interesting way to bring that alive. Of course I would. Yes.”

Could that be a hint that he is returning?

Heimdall was murdered in Infinity War after he used his powers to send Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk to Earth to warn everyone about Thanos.

Though, if the actor does return to the MCU, he might actually want to watch Avengers: Endgame first.

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“I have it seen it, so no spoilers! I know, I know. I have no life,” he added in the same interview.

Elba has previously spoken about being on the set of Thor: The Dark World for reshoots, calling it “torture”.

He had just been filming Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom where he was playing Nelson Mandela, and then he had to go back to being Asgardian.

The actor told The Telegraph, “And in the actual scene my hair was different, my… [Sigh] I was like, ‘This is torture, man. I don’t want to do this.’ My agent said: ‘You have to, it’s part of the deal.’”

“I’m actually falling down from a spaceship, so they had to put me in harness in this green-screen studio. And in between takes I was stuck there, fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this f***ing helmet, while they reset. And I’m thinking: ‘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.”

This is the scene he’s referring to:

It wasn’t exactly the best thing to say in an interview given he appeared in three more MCU films after that, however, he didn’t actually say that he didn’t want to be part of the films, just that the reshoots weren’t exactly fun and games.

So, these new comments have us thinking he may make an appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder, but he is also set to appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, so maybe he won’t be allowed to return, who knows?

Kevin Feige Has A Very Simple Explanation For This Endgame Theory About Those Who Were Dusted

It makes a lot of sense.

When the Avengers went back in time to collect the Infinity Stones in Endgame and finally used them to bring back everyone who had been dusted at the end of Infinity War, some people weren’t brought back in the same way they disappeared.

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When Endgame was first released, Marvel boss Kevin Feige revealed that those who could have been brought back in dangerous ways were put in a safe place when Hulk used the stones.

Now, he’s elaborated on that further and it makes a lot of sense.

Speaking to Empire, Feige said, “If people were in an airplane when they were dusted, they didn’t return at 35,000 feet.

“They didn’t fall to their deaths because Smart Hulk is smart, and when he snapped… You can wish for whatever you want and you can wish for everyone to come back safely. Done.”

When Bruce Banner decided to merge with the Hulk after Infinity War he became both smart and strong, making him the perfect person to use the stones and survive the experience (though he did end up with a damaged arm).

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But just like in Aladdin when Genie says you need to be specific with your wording when making a wish, Feige explained that Smart Hulk made sure everyone who was dusted was put back on safe ground.

So, there you have it, no horrible deaths occurred during The Blip (the name given to the second snap), but we did, of course, lose Tony Stark when he completed the third snap to get rid of Thanos.

Of course, things were pretty weird for those who were brought back, which we see in Spider-Man: Far From Home when those who were dusted have to continue high school with people who were much younger than them.

At this stage, we’re not too sure about whether the Hulk will return to any of the new MCU films or TV shows, but surely that wasn’t the end of his story?

This Theory Suggests Bucky Will Play A Big Role In The Black Widow Movie And We Hope It's True

Turns out they have a very different relationship in the comics.

Following Natasha Romanoff’s death in Avengers: Endgame, fans have been very excited to see the Black Widow film which is currently shooting and set for release next year.

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Black Widow will be set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War which means that a lot of MCU stars could make an appearance and ScreenRant has a theory that Bucky Barnes will be in the film.

It turns out that Black Widow and the Winter Soldier have a history in the comics, but not the MCU.

In the films, Natasha tells Steve Rogers about the Winter Soldier, saying that many believe he’s a ghost story, but she’s actually crossed paths with him in Iran while on a mission. She reveals that she went after him but it was a “dead end”.

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She even mentions that the Winter Soldier “could at least recognise” her during a fight in Captain America: Civil War.

In the comics, the pair has a very different relationship.

Bucky was actually one of Natasha’s trainers in the Red Room and then years later they got together romantically, which I was totally not expecting. Upon Googling the pair I found a lot of fanfic, so clearly this would be something the fans would like to see, however, it’s unlikely that storyline would make it into the movies.

In the MCU, Bucky is put into a cryogenic sleep between Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, however, he could still appear in the film in flashbacks.

They could potentially show Natasha’s first encounter with the Winter Soldier and then her search for him afterward or maybe even have the reveal of him being her Red Room trainer?

Either way, we’re even more excited to see Black Widow and Falcon & The Winter Soldier when they’re released next year.

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