|Heimdall will be played by Idris Elba|
In Marvel comics lore, Heimdall stood as guardian of Asgard's Rainbow Bridge and was one of Odin's most trusted servants.
Earlier this week, the actors portraying the Warriors Three were announced as well. Stuart Townsend will be Fandral. Tadanobu Asano takes on the job of Hogun. And Volstagg will be portrayed Ray Stevenson.
|Thor and Heimdall|
They join Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as, Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Kenneth Branagh will direct.
"Thor" is one of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, including "" on May 7, 2010, "The First Avenger: Captain America" on July 22, 2011 and "The " on May 4, 2012.
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