10 Feb 2016 11:15 PM +00:00 UTC

Fan Favorite Thor: Ragnarok Character Rumored to Die

WARNING: Potential Thor: Ragnarok spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.

Death is an inevitable consequence in many movies, even ones about superheroes. This truth is becoming more and more apparent as the Marvel Cinematic Universe progresses. Now, a new report is saying that a Thor: Ragnarok key character could be facing death in the face too next year.

According to a Latino Review source, central villain Hela will attack Asgard with her minions, eventually killing off one key character, as well as destroying Thor's hammer.


Who is this fan favorite character that could be killed in the 2017 film? The site says that it's Idris Elba's Heimdall.

Fans don't need to fret though. It's been said that a massive final battle will occur near the end of the film involving two dead spirit armies, one of which will be Heimdall's troupe.

This news is disappointing especially since Elba and his character have been well received by fans, but it isn't entirely an unhappy outcome for the actor himself. He has mentioned before in an interview with The Independent that there are parts of filming that he did not like at all.

And in the actual scene my hair was different, my… [Sigh] I was like, ‘This is torture, man. I don't want to do this.' My agent said: ‘You have to, it's part of the deal.'

I'm actually falling down from a spaceship, so they had to put me in harness in this green-screen studio. And in between takes I was stuck there, fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this fucking helmet, while they reset. And I'm thinking: ‘24 hours ago, I was Mandela.' … Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out.

If this news pans out, Heimdall could be joining other characters set to be killed off in the MCU. It looks like we're in for a pretty dark ride in upcoming Marvel films, starting with Captain America: Civil War.

Thor: Ragnarok is slated for release on July 28, 2017.