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Idris Elba Wants Matthew McConaughey to Join Marvel as Young Odin

Idris Elba Wants Matthew McConaughey to Join Marvel as Young Odin

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Idris Elba wants Matthew McConaughey to play a young Odin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The 44-year-old actor has been starring as Heimdall since the first Thor movie back in 2011 and would like to see his Dark Tower co-star portray a young version 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.”

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

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

McConaughey has already been approached to star in a MCU movie including the role of Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and another part in Doctor Strange.

Filmmaker Taika Waititi, who has helmed the third movie, revealed recently it won’t be a “very long” film.

The third Thor movie has a running time of 100 minutes, making it the shortest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the filmmaker said people will still feel “exhausted” by the end of the motion picture.

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.

Blanchett, 48, recently said she was amazed she has been given the chance to portray the studio’s first female villain in Thor: Ragnarok.

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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