Idris Elba Interested in Reviving Blade or Taking on Luke Cage?
After taking part in some ridiculous action with the comic book adaptation The Losers, actor Idris Elba decided to venture even further into the comic universe by taking a supporting role as Heimdall, Guardian of Asgard in Kenneth Branagh's promising take on Thor. But it sounds like Elba isn't finished with comic books yet as the actor revealed to Total Film that he has a picture deal with Marvel. Initially, he played coy saying, "I can't tell you much about that, but I can tell you I'll be back." A picture deal could simply mean he's contracted to return for Thor sequels or even The Avengers, but it sounds like there's something different in the works. Read on!
While it's a bit presumptive and speculative to think that something big is in the works for Elba, his comments certainly make us wonder. After a little digging, Elba finally revealed, "I wouldn't mind having a crack at bringing Blade back, personally." At this point he apparently smiles wryly as his manager laughs nearby and then he drops another bomb, "But erm, there's a couple of things there that they have. Luke Cage is very interesting."
Far from confirmation of his casting, but each potential project sounds quite interesting. After hearing about the difficulties of working with Wesley Snipes on Blade, you can bet Marvel is interested in finding someone else to pick up the sword. Also, remember Luke Cage was mentioned as one of the characters in Marvel's third tier that could get the big screen treatment. Honestly, I love the idea of Elba taking on either character, and I hope Marvel does, too. How about you?