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‘Idris Elba Should Play Bishop,’ Thinks Uncanny X-Men Writer Chris Claremont

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IDRIS ELBA AS BISHOP?

idris elba as bishop
Idris Elba As Bishop

If we listen to Chris Claremont, Idris Elba would be picking up another Marvel role before long. The legendary Uncanny X-Men scribe took to social media to reveal some thoughts on another character Elba could play, and it will make many excited.

According to Claremont, the writer thinks Elba is perfect to play Bishop, the time- travelling mutant introduced in the 90s.

“Dang! I mean, *Dang!* Just saw the Hobbs & Shaw trailer,” Claremont says in a post on his social media. “Aside from the fact that they’d make a great F&F team-up cross-over with John Wick, the total revelation is Idris Elba as, wait for it, the Bad Guy. I’m sorry, I find myself rooting for him because, well, he’s him.”

“And speaking purely from my X-perspective, he is *so* totally perfect for (my vision of) Bishop!” the writer continues. “Not to mention 007, bit that’s *so* another path entirely. Perhaps he could team up with the Rock but if so who the heck could the studio find to prove a decent adversary? This could turn out to be a *very* enticing cinema summer …”

BISHOP HAS BEEN REPRISED ONCE

Omar Sy as Bishop
Omar Sy as Bishop

The character has only had one live-action appearance so far. Omar Sy played the role in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Elba just got over with his role as Heimdall. He was killed off in Infinity War. Elba appeared as Heimdall five times, and is most likely done with MCU.

With the impending Fox/Disney deal set to close by the end of this year, it’s unlikely that the actor would ever play Bishop. Elba earlier revealed he wants to play a bigger superhero during a press tour for Thor: Ragnarok.

“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… 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. 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.”

Source: Comicbook.com, Facebook

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