(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
Idris Elba, next to be seen as the captain of the spaceship in Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi Prometheus, is to reprise his role as Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard, in Marvel’s Thor 2, Collider have reported this week.
He also commented that he wanted to get to know his character 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.”
Elba will start shooting for Thor 2 after he finishes playing Nelson Mandela in Justin Chadwick’s upcoming biographical drama Long Walk to Freedom.
He says: “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.”
Thor 2, which will be directed by Alan Taylor, is set to be released in November 2013, and will also see Chris Hemsworth re-take the lead as Norse God Thor with Tom Hiddleston as his protagonist brother Loki, both of whom were part of this year’s blockbuster The Avengers.
You can read the full interview with Elba here.