Idris Elba will be back in Asgard as guardian of the gates Heimdall in Thor 2. He confirmed his presence in an interview with Collider,
“I’m going to do Thor after I play Mandela [inLong Walk To Freedom],” – brilliant – make sure you don’t get those two role mixed up…
“I’d just like to get to know him a bit more. Who is Heimdall? He guards the gate. Is there anything else? I don’t know what’s in the script because I haven’t read it yet, but the audience has responded to Asgard and wants to know more about who lives there and what it’s about. I’m sure, if they do that, Heimdall will be featured more.”
Well, it’s great to see Elba’s formidable acting talents being put to good use. Prometheus will hopefully bring him out of the slump as previously he’d only had roles in a string of ropey movies including the bloody awful Ghost Rider 2, one man show Legacy: Black Ops, sub-par heist flick Takers and A-Team-knock-off-that-happened-to-be-better-than-the-actually-A-Team-but-still-a-bit-cack The Losers.
Anyway, Elba’s rather busy – he’s got Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and kidnap thriller No Good Deed to come this year with Thor 2 planning to shoot in August.