In a recent interview, Avengers: Infinity War and Thor actor Idris Elba talked a bit about Heimdall’s possible return.
In the interview, Elba played it coy, saying that he had no idea if he would return but didn’t rule the idea out:
“I have no idea. It’s a show about superheroes and guns, who knows. It’s been amazing playing in the Marvel family. I’m sure they decided to get rid of as many characters because they’ve run their natural course. I loved playing him, he was my G, my guy.”
The fact that Elba is unaware of his character’s future is unsurprising. Since the production of Avengers: Infinity War began, stories began to circulate that the majority of the actors did not have access to the film’s entire script. This would later be confirmed by many of the actors so it makes sense that Elba would be unaware of his character’s possible future.
In the latest Avengers film, Heimdall was the first major character to be slain by Thanos. After seeing The Hulk loosing a fight with The Mad Titan, Heimdall used his powers to send Hulk to Earth to save his life and warn The Avengers of his impending arrival. Thanos responded by stabbing him in the heart with a spear killing him. It would be the first of many deaths that the film featured.
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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
Avengers: Infinity War is now available on Digital HD and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, & DVD on August 14.
10 Characters Who Should Replace Chris Evans As Captain America
Fans are eagerly anticipating which of their favorite characters will live and who will die following the events of Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel. Many think that the upcoming Avengers 4 will be where Chris Evans will make his final stand as Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America. Yet just because this may be the end of Steve, it doesn’t mean that audiences have to say goodbye to Captain America.
Marvel Studios has a rich history to draw from in the comics of different characters taking on the mantle of Captain America. While we won’t know for sure if Captain America will meet his end, or if this is really even the end for Chris Evans, it is always fun to speculate and wonder.
Here are the ten Marvel characters that should be considered to be the new Captain America.