Marvel fans: start packing your bags. We’re going back to Asgard to visit a few familiar faces. Idris Elba, who plays the stoic Heimdall, has revealed that he and fellow British actor Tom Hiddleston will appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The actor let slip the news in an interview the Daily Telegraph while talking about his other profession as a DJ. “I’m in Avengers,” he revealed, apparently while laughing in the face of Marvel’s careful media strategy. “And I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, and they’re like, ‘Aren’t you [meant to be] in Ibiza?’ ”
It’s great news for anyone who loves Thor (Hemsworth), his nefarious brother Loki (Hiddleston) or space-Norsemen in general, but Elba wasn’t happy. He feels that filming the scene meant he couldn’t give his all behind the decks. “That’s why I was p***** about my set yesterday. I really just wasn’t there. I was annoyed.”
Elba, Hiddleston and Hemworth star together in the thunder god’s own series, which started with Thor in 2011, while Hiddleston’s Loki was the arch villain of the first Avengers movie. Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled for release on May 1st 2015, and the third Thor film Ragnarok should be in theatres July 28th 2017.
Looking even further forward, Marvel producer Kevin Feige has also confirmed that Hiddleston will appear in the third and fourth Avengers films, subtitled the Infinity War Part 1 and 2, slated for May 4th 2018 and May 3rf 2019 respectively.
It’s a good thing Asgardians are immortal. It looks like they’re not going to be leaving the screen for a while yet.