‘The Suicide Squad’ Star Idris Elba Says A “Really Big” DC Project Is In The Works For Him

How great is Idris Elba? He’s so great, he’s successfully straddled the Marvel/DC divide, playing Heimdall in the Thor films and Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad. Basically, he can show up just about anywhere, but in what comic book universe will he appear in next?

Erik Davis spoke with Elba about his upcoming survival thriller, Beast, and asked Elba if he’ll be in a Marvel or DC project soon. The Luther actor responded that something big is in the works for DC, but failed to elaborate…

While there were some recently-debunked rumors of a Bloodsport series, I personally think the most likely place for Bloodsport to appear is in season 2 of Peacemaker. The two characters were at odds in The Suicide Squad, culminating in an explosive final showdown that changed Peacemaker’s life. It only makes sense that, as Peacemaker is starting to look at the world differently, he comes face-to-face with the man who was the catalyst for that change.

Maybe I’m wrong, but even if I am I hope to see Bloodsport in the Peacemaker show at some point.

Elba can be seen in theaters right now as Heimdall in Thor: Love & Thunder. Next up for him is Beast which opens on August 19th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.