Thor: Ragnarok Star Idris Elba Wants To Return To The MCU

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August 13, 2019  06:12 PM


Idris Elba’s Heimdall might have died at the hands of Thanos during the opening act of Avengers: Infinity War, but it looks like the Hollywood A-lister still wants to make his way back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe soon.

Speaking in an interview with ABC Radio, the Fast and Furious Presents: Hobb and Shaw star was asked about his role in the MCU in the past and whether he’d want to return in future films in the comic book film franchise.

"Of course," Elba said, "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. 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."

While we really can't imagine Heimdall returning from the dead in the main timeline, there are a few opportunities for Elba to return. The most obvious slot where Elba could make an appearance is in Marvel Studio’s upcoming Loki series, which is also bringing back the previously deceased Asgardian God of Mischief, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

The series is going to take place in an alternate reality created by an earlier version of Loki, which was accidentally created in Avengers: Endgame when the anti-hero removed the Space Stone from the main timeline. Heimdall could be very much alive in this version of the MCU, allowing the hero to make a return.

Avengers: Endgame is available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Read: How The Russos Responded When Asked to Direct Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame

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