Idris Elba confirms ‘Thor 2’ return

The actor will be back as Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall

Idris Elba has confirmed that he will appear in Thor 2.

The Brit actor plays Heimdall, the keeper of the gates of Asgard, in the current round of Marvel movies. And now he has revealed that he will definitely be back for Chris Hemsworth‘s second solo out as the God Of Thunder, following the events of Avengers Assemble.

Elba confirmed to Collider that he will be back, saying: “I’m definitely going to do my man in a suit film.” But he said he also hopes to dig deeper into his character. “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 and want to know more about who lives there and what it’s about. I’m sure, if they do that, Heimdall will be featured more.”

Elba can next be seen in Prometheus, and after that will portray Nelson Mandela in The Long Walk To Freedom. Elba said: “My schedule is so packed this year, to the point where I don’t really have an address anymore. 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 is due to start shooting this summer and is scheduled for release in November 2013. You can watch the trailer for the first movie below.