Heimdall and Loki will be making a cameo appearance in upcoming Marvel movie Avengers: Age of Ultron after Idris Elba lets the cat out of the bag…
In an interview with The Telegraph, the 42-year-old British actor dropped an enormous bombshell – that he and Tom Hiddleston will be appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“I’m in Avengers,” he revealed. “And I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, and they’re like, [whispers] – ‘Aren’t you [meant to be] in Ibiza?’”
Of course, this is huge news for Marvel fans. After all, we weren’t expecting Loki to rear his head in the Avengers movies for some time… certainly not in Age of Ultron. But how big is their part?
If you ask me, it looks as though it all ties into these recently revealed scenes from Avengers: Age of Ultron when Cap and Iron Man discuss the Scarlet Witch’s visions.
“We don’t know what the Maximoff kid showed him,” says Stark. And it looks as though a vision of Loki in control of Asgard could be what Thor is shown. Certainly understandable that he’d go AWOL… and it’s an excellent tactic for Ultron to divide and conquer.
Of course, the exact nature of the scenes remain to be seen… and this is just a guess on our part. But it certainly seems plausible and ties in with what we already know. After all, a more extensive cameo would probably feel a little forced.
And by the sounds of it, Elba is probably glad that he doesn’t have to don the helmet for longer than he needs to…
“I’d just done eight months in South Africa,” he said of his work on Mandela. “I came to England and the day I came back I had to do reshoots on Thor 2. And in the actual scene my hair was different… 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,” he explained, “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 f**king helmet, while they reset. And I’m thinking: ‘24 hours ago, I was Mandela’. When I walked into the set the extras called me Madiba. I was literally walking in this man’s boots. [Within] six months, the crew, we were all so in love with this film we had made. I was him. I was Mandela, practically. Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out.”
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