21 November 2013 6:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Idris Elba might be starring as a godly character in a superhero movie that happens to be the No. 1 movie in the country for the second straight weekend, but in a recent interview with The Huffington Post, he revealed that he was almost the lead in his own superhero franchise.

While discussing "Thor: The Dark World," and his upcoming role as the imprisoned leader of South Africa in "Mandela" (practically a real-life superhero), Elba let slip that at one point they were talking to him about taking over the role of an iconic superhero, in a franchise of his own.

"There was talk of Luke Cage at one time," Elba revealed. "I thought Luke Cage was a pretty interesting character. They were going to do it, but I don't know what happened..." Neither do we, Idris, neither do we.

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