While backstage talking to the press at the Golden Globe Awards after his win for Luther, Idris Elba confirmed that he will indeed be back for Thor 2. Elba played Heimdall in the first Thor and admitted that his role is needed in the film’s sequel.
“Thor 2 for sure,” Elba said. Rumors have been swirling that the actor was going to be a part of The Avengers. But, he quickly put those theories to rest. “The Avengers, I’m not sure about, but Thor 2, we’re going at it again.”
Elba’s confirmation of being in the sequel comes days after Jaimie Alexander admitted that she too will be back as Sif when Thor 2 hits theaters November 15, 2013.