Ultraviolet Star Joins Thor

Idris, who starred in classic Channel 4 vampire series Ultraviolet and has recently appeared in such films as Obsessed and the upcoming The Taken, will play Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard. He joins Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Natalie Portman as love interest Jane Foster. Shooting on the film is due to begin in mid-January in Manhattan Beach, California.