Idris Elba keen to reprise Thor role

Idris Elba is keen to return to the Thor franchise as Heimdall – despite the fact the character died in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.
The 46-year-old’s character, who was the guardian of Bifrost Bridge and a loyal subject to Thor and Loki’s father Odin, was one of the the first fatalities in the box office smash movie. But speaking to ABC Radio on Tuesday (13Aug19), the star shared he’s hopeful the Marvel Comics character could be brought back to life.
When asked if he’d return to the franchise, he insisted: “Of course!
“Listen, Heimdall is essentially part of the god family. So you know, he essentially could be alive. I’m just saying! I’m just putting it out there,” he explained. “The Heimdall character goes way back into, you know, the Thor mythology, And I’m sure there will be an interesting way to bring that alive.
“Of course I would. Yes,” he concluded.
A return for the character wouldn’t be unusual for the franchise, as Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, who was also killed off in the same movie, is set to come back in a new series for Disney’s streaming service Disney+, which is expected to drop in 2021.
Idris currently stars in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and will play Macavity in the live action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats later this year.