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I wish I was more present in the Marvel family: Idris Elba

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Actor Idris Elba says he had a great time working on "Thor: Ragnarok" and wishes to have a bigger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Elba, who returns as the Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall, in the third film of the "Thor" franchise, says that unlike most people his age who complain about the ubiquity of superhero films, he loves the genre, reports E! Online.

"I've never felt that way. Weirdly enough, I've got like the Peter Pan syndrome when it comes to the kinds of films I like... 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...

"(But) 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," he says.

The 45-year-old actor says that he has never been approached to play anyone but Heimdall, including a role in the upcoming "Black Panther" film or any of the studio's other superhero properties.

But Elba adds that he does not want to sound like he is desperate about it either.

"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.

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First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 12:13 IST