Idris Elba’s Heimdall is confirmed to appear in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” according to the actor himself. Elba revealed in a recent interview with The Telegraph that his gate keeper character in Marvel’s “Thor” films will definitely make an appearance.
“I’m in Avengers,” “And I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [Thor] and Tom Hiddleston [Loki]”
Elba may have dropped some serious character cameo spoilers but hey, he doesn’t seem to care for comic book movies anymore. He was rather verbal about his forced appearance and apparent frustration playing Heimdall.
“I’m actually falling down from a spaceship, so they had to put me in harness in this green-screen studio. And in between takes I was stuck there, fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this f—— helmet, while they reset. And I’m thinking: ‘24 hours ago, I was Mandela’ [referring to the role he portrayed in Biopic]. When I walked into the set the extras called me Madiba. I was literally walking in this man’s boots. [Within] six months, the crew, we were all so in love with this film we had made. I was him. I was Mandela, practically.”
“I was like, ‘This is torture, man. I don’t want to do this.’ My agent said: ‘You have to, it’s part of the deal.’ ”
Both Heimdall and Loki did not appear in the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer released late last month. The “Avengers” sequel will be released on May 1, 2015. Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as The Cap, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. James Spader plays Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen takes on Wanda Maximoff a.k.a Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Pietro Maximoff a.k.a Quicksilver, and Paul Bettany becomes Vision.