Does Heimdall Die in Avengers: Infinity War?

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The last time we saw Idris Elbas' Heimdall, he was aboard the ship full of Asgardians in Thor: Ragnarok. We know that Thanos will eventually attack that ship and slaughter a lot of them, and based on the new trailer, Heimdall might be one of the casualties.

As pointed out by the_geek_power on Instagram, you can actually spot Heimdall's sword in the new trailer, lying among the dead.


Of course, this still isn't confirmed, and it's possible that the sword is just another generic prop, but if Heimdall were to die, I would have wanted something a bit more dignified. Then again, Ragnarok just made away with the Warriors Three unceremoniously, and they were part of that franchise since the very beginning.

Elba is known to be outspoken about his distaste for his fantasy role, and Infinity War could be a good exit for his character. Some are guessing that Heimdall actually contains an Infinity Stone himself, but seeing that Thanos only has two in his possession in the trailer, it's possible that Heimdall's powers were simply just granted by Odin. Odin can do that, right?

Avengers:: Infinity War hits theaters April 27.

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