The press juggernaut for Prometheus is beginning, and as part of said juggernaut, Idris Elba sat down with MTV to talk about Prometheus, and of course, upcoming sequel Thor 2, where he’ll reprise the role of rainbow bridge/Bifrost keeper of the keys (or magical sword), Heimdall. A lot of people, myself included, thought that Heimdall was used perhaps a touch too sparingly in Thor, and wanted more Heimdall for their money. And happily, we’ll get more Heimdall in Thor 2! Watch the interview below (be warned, it’s US only):
For those outside the US, like me, here’s what Elba said about Heimdall and the sequel in general:
“I’m actually excited about it. I literally just did a costume fitting the other day.” Elba revealed that he’d seen an outline of the sequel’s plot. “Definitely Heimdall’s more involved, but also, what’s more involved is who the Asgardians are,” he said. “I think we’ll see a sense of that. It’s a huge film, ‘Thor 2,’ but I also think it’s micro in a way that you start to look at people, who they are a little bit more.”
Thor 2 will see Thor jetting off to other realms, expanding on his relationship with Jane Foster and looking at his complicated relationship with his dad, Odin. All the first movie’s cast will return. Thor 2 will be directed by Alan Taylor, and will be released on November 15, 2013.