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In a new interview with Entertainment WeeklyIdris Elba discusses his desire to play a more important character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Elba was introduced as Heimdall in Thor (2011) and has since appeared in several Marvel projects, including Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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The actor also states that he didn’t enjoy his time filming the first two Thor movies, but working with Taika Waititi on Thor: Ragnarok made him want a larger role in the MCU.

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. The last one [Ragnarok] was fun. The others weren’t fun. They’re work. But on this one, Taika [Waititi, the director] was great. I wish I was more present in the Marvel family. I like what I have, but I also wish that I had a bigger character in the Marvel universe… 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.

EW has also released a new look at Heimdall in Thor: Ragnarok. We’ve only briefly seen the character in trailers and posters, but it’s clear that this is a very different version of the character, who may or may not hold the final Infinity Stone, according to fan speculation.

Check out the image below:

Thor: Ragnarok
Marvel Studios via EW

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

Thor: Ragnarok will land in theatres in November!