We may have not seen the last of the all-seeing Heimdall as Idris Elba teases possible future Marvel appearances for the character who was killed off in The Avengers: Infinity War at the hands of the Great Titan, Thanos.
While speaking with SyFy about his new movie, Beast, Idris Elba is asked if his recent appearance in the Thor: Love and Thunder post-credit scene marks his farewell to the MCU.
“Heimdall is a beloved character, I love playing him,” Elba responded. “There may be something cooking.”
When pressed if he would be able to say anything about it, Elba played coy.
“I don’t know,” Elba added. “I would tell you if I did.” He then quickly added, “Well, probably not…”
Idris Elba also spoke with People about returning to the role.
“It was a big surprise for me to be asked, and Taika [Waititi] and Chris [Hemsworth] are like my brothers, really in the film industry and in life. So it was a joy to be there,” he said.
“So I got to hang out with my friends,” added Elba, who included his Three Thousand Years of Longing co-star and director, respectively: “I got to introduce my brothers to my sister (Tilda Swinton) in the sphere of both films and George [Miller] was there and it was like all my best friends, all in one room.”
Heimdall is currently in Valhalla with Jane Foster
The Thor: Love and Thunder post-credit scene features Heimdall welcoming Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster to Valhalla, the Norse version of heaven and the Asgardian afterlife, where Heimdall thanks Jane for looking after his son.
In Thor: Love and Thunder, Christian Bale’s bad guy, Gorr the God Butcher, kidnaps the Asgardian children where amongst them is the son of Heimdall who also shares the same all-seeing power of his father and helps Thor find them.
In the comics, Thor visits Valhalla a number of times where in the 750th issue of Thor, Odin reveals to his son that he can’t crossover as when he came to Valhalla he found the gates broken and Valhalla empty. “The gates…they were open, Thor. They were broken. The great halls…empty. Not a soul remained,” said Odin.
So as it’s the comics anything is possible so perhaps in a future movie, Chris Hemsworth and Thor go to visti Valhalla and bring back Heimdall, and maybe the Jane Foster Thor, too.