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.
Idris Elba has been confirmed to reprise his role as Heimdall in Thor II. Idris is plenty busy playing Mandela in Long Walk To Freedom, but had this to say about his upcoming part in Thor II:
“I’m going to do Thor after I play Mandela [in Long Walk To Freedom],” “I’d just like to get to know him a bit more,” said the Londoner. “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.”
According to Marvel boss Kevin Feige, Thor II starts shooting in London in August.
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