Thor 2: The Dark World is gearing up for production, bringing on board the old cast as well as adding some new faces. One of the originals, actor Idris Elba, was recently talking about his reprisal of Heimdall, the guardian of the Bifrost bridge. Despite the bridge being blown to bits and Heimdall looking like he might be perusing the want-ads, Elba says he’s getting an expanded role in the Thor sequel.
In an interview with examiner.com, he had this to say:
In the new film we’re going to get to know Heimdall the Asgardian a bit better, and we’re going to get to know Asgard a bit better. I can’t say too much, but the expansion of Thor in his world is going to be huge. My part was very small & functional in the first film, but I still felt very privileged to play him — especially since Heimdall looks a certain way & has a Nordic lineage — & here I was playing this character and bringing him to life in a different way. It felt quite groundbreaking to be a part of that.
Aside from that, we’ll just have to wait and see what sort of extra stuff the writers have put together for Heimdall when Thor 2 releases on November 8th, 2013.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.