Idris Elba appeared in last year’s superhero movie Thor as Heimdall and there has been a lot of talk about him having a cameo appearance in this year’s Marvel blockbuster The Avengers. The movie is already going to see Chris Hemsworth appearing as Thor, as well as Tom Hiddleston as Loki and even a cameo from Stellan Skarsgard as Erik Selvig but there has been no word of Idris Elba.
With all of these characters from Thor already appearing in The Avengers you would think that they would not want to add any more, as it could make The Avengers appear more like a Thor sequel. However, an Idris Elba cameo as Heimdall has not yet been denied but Idris has claimed that he is unsure that it will happen, as time is really running out.
Idris Elba will definitely be reprising his role as Heimdall in the future, as he has been confirmed to appear in the Thor sequel. Thor 2 is currently being scripted by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and filming on the movie is expected to begin later this year, with a release date currently set for November 15, 2013. As for The Avengers, that will be released in the UK on April 27, 2012 and the US on May 4, 2012.