Idris Elba Confirms Himself for Thor 2; Talks Pacific Rim
Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan
Actress Jamie Alexander, who played the Asgardian warrior Sif in last summer's Thor, recently confirmed her return in the sequel, tentatively titled Thor 2. During a post-Golden Globes conversation with MTV, Idris Elba, who won a Best Actor Globe for his performance in the BBC's TV series Luther, revealed that he too will return as Heimdall in the sequel.
Thor 2 for sure. Avengers, we're not sure about, but Thor 2 we're going at it again.
Elba admitted that he had not yet met newly hired Thor 2 director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), as he has been busy shooting director Guillermo del Toro's upcoming movie Pacific Rim in Toronto.
I'm going back tomorrow morning. I've been there for five months. I love it. Guillermo's a genius, and the film we're making is a huge film, bad monster movie and robots and me.
Plot details for Pacific Rim have been kept secret, though it is known that the movie is set in the year 2025, the 12th year of a war against the invading alien creatures who live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Del Toro has said that the movie will be "giant monsters versus giant robots", which isn't far from Elba's description. Written by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans), Pacific Rim co-stars Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, and Ron Perlman. Pacific Rim is scheduled to open on July 12, 2013.
Even less is known about Marvel Studios' Thor 2, which will see the return of the god of thunder (Chris Hemsworth), Loki Tom Hiddleston, and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in a story that Saving Private Ryan screenwriter Robert Rodat was recently hired to rewrite. Marvel president Kevin Feige has admitted that Thor 2 will focus on Thor's relationship with Jane, Thor's "new dynamic" with his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), and "the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds", which doesn't actually say very much. Hopefully, we'll find out more soon, as Hiddleston recently revealed that they'll will start shooting this summer in London. Thor 2 opens on November 15, 2013.