Idris Elba wants Mathew McConaughey to join Marvel
The actor who plays Heimdall in the Thor franchise says Matthew McConaughey would make a good young Odin
Hollywood actor Idris Elba, who has been starring as Heimdall since the first Thor movie in 2011, says he wants to see his Dark Tower co-star Matthew McConaughey to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a young Odin.
The 44-year old actor says, "He could be Thor's dad. Play a young version of him. Smash it." 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.
McConaughey has already been approached to star in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie including the role of Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and another part in Doctor Strange.
The third instalment of the 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. Elba is set to reprise his role as the guardian sentry of Asgard, who stands on the rainbow bridge, in the film.