Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which was the last movie of Phase Four for Marvel Studios, did impressive work. The movie’s earnings at the box office led to many speculating about a threequel in the Black Panther franchise. Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o who played Nakia in the first two films suggested Idris Elba when asked who should be included in the third movie.
Idris Elba, who played Heimdall in the Thor franchise, is an actor of great talent. When asked about a return to the Marvel Universe after the death of the gatekeeper of Bifrost. Elba was enthusiastic to reprise his role as a Norse God.
Black Panther star wants Idris Elba in Black Panther 3
With the great success that Black Panther 2 achieved in theatres, fans are already anticipating a third part of the franchise. The same was discussed in an interview with E News with Lupita Nyong’o, who played Nakia in the Black Panther franchise. When asked who would she like to see in the third movie, the actor revealed the name be Idris Elba.
“Why not? Idris should be in everything,” Nyong’o explained when asked the reason.
The Suicide Squad actor was well versed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having played the character of a Norse God Heimdall, who guarded Bifrost. The actor even reprised his role as a cameo in the post-credits of the recent Thor: Love and Thunder movie. Jane Foster is welcomed by Heimdall after she dies of breast cancer, taking her last breaths in the arms of the God of Thunder.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now out in theatres
Actors playing multiple roles in MCU
If Idris Elba does happen to make a leap from the Thor franchise and begin playing a new character in the nation of Wakanda, surprisingly the actor wouldn’t be the first one to play different characters in Marvel Universe.
Gemma Chan, who played the notable role of Sersi in Eternals, was cast as the villain Minerva in Captain Marvel as her debut in MCU. Before bagging a role in Shan-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Michelle Yeoh briefly appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Even Laura Haddock made it as one good fan asking for an autograph in The First Avenger before playing Peter Quill’s mother, Meredith in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Matt Gerald was another such actor, who played both the roles of Melvin Potter as well as White Power Dave.
If Idris Elba does end up appearing in the Black Panther franchise, it would be no surprise if the movie ends up being a blockbuster credited to the actor’s appearance.