Thor 2 will be retaining the services of Asgardian doorman Heimdall, after Idris Elba confirmed he is all set to return for the next round of Marvel movies.
“Yes, I am,” said Elba, when asked by Collider whether he’s appearing in Thor 2 . “I’m definitely going to do my man in a suit film.” That said, Elba is hopeful that he’ll have a little more to do this time round than simply standing atop the Bifrost.
“I’d just like to get to know him a bit more,” says Elba. “Who is Heimdall? He guards the gate. Okay. Is there anything else? I don’t know what is in the script because I haven’t read it yet.
“The audience has responded to Asgard,” he continues, “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.”
It’s shaping up to be a big year for Elba already, with a starring role in Prometheus soon to be followed by filming on Long Walk To Freedom , where he will be playing Nelson Mandela.
“My schedule is so packed this year, to the point where I really don’t have an address anymore,” confirms the star. “I’m going to be living on film sets for the next year. My schedule is really packed, but I’m going to do Thor after I play Mandela.”
Thor 2 opens in the US on 15 November 2013, with a UK release date to be confirmed.