Idris Elba will return for Thor 2

A couple of tidbits of casting news concerning Thor 2 for you today, with Idris Elba confirming that he will reprise his role as Heimdall, the towering guardian of Asgard’s rainbow bridge Bifrost.

When asked about his involvement in any future Marvel projects, Elba responded “ Thor 2 , for sure,” before going on to elaborate, “We’re going at it again.”

Elba went on to admit that he had yet to meet with new director Alan Taylor, and also confirmed that he hadn’t been at all involved with The Avengers , scotching rumours of a potential cameo appearance in that film.

Elba’s news comes hot on the heels of Jaimie Alexander confirming that she will also rejoin her Thor buddies to reprise the role of Sif, Thor’s childhood sweetheart.

And according to Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige, we can expect the sequel to deliver a deeper look into the mythology of Thor’s universe.

“We're going to take Thor literally to other worlds,” he said. “It will primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster and how the new dynamic with his father is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds.”

Thor 2
is expected to arrive at some point in 2013.