Idris Elba Confirms He’s Returning for THOR 2; Says He’d Like to Learn More About Heimdall in Sequel

     May 14, 2012


Earlier today, Collider got the opportunity to chat with actor Idris Elba about his work in the highly anticipated sci-fi drama Prometheus, from director Ridley Scott, in which he plays the captain of the spaceship that’s headed on a mission to the darkest corners of the universe.

While we will run what he had to say about that film closer to its June 8th release, we did want to share what Elba had to say about Thor 2, which he plans to shoot after playing Nelson Mandela, and what he expects will be in store for his character Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard, who he’d love to learn more about.  Check out what he has to say after the jump:

idris-elba-thor-2-sequel-imageCollider: Will you be returning for Thor 2?

IDRIS ELBA:  Yes, I am.  I’m definitely going to do my man in a suit film.

What are you most excited about getting to do in the sequel?

ELBA:  I’d just like to get to know him a bit more.  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.  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.

With everything that you have lined up, how will that fit into your schedule?

ELBA:  My schedule is so packed this year, to the point where I really don’t have an address anymore.  I’m going to be living on film sets for the next year.  I literally moved out of a place and was not going to get a new one.  My schedule is really packed, but I’m going to do Thor after I play [Nelson] Mandela.



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