Idris Elba promises 'huge' Thor sequel

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Kenneth Branagh directs one of 2011's most successful films in this epic fantasy action adventure based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the title name. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor's father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) banishes him to Earth, where he's forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Thor's new home, he learns what it takes to be a true hero. Rounding out the superb cast of Thor are actors Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Rene Russo & Stellan Skarsgard.

May 15th, 2012

Idris Elba has vowed 'Thor 2' will be ''huge''.

The British actor is set to reprise his role as Asgardian gatekeeper, Heimdall in the sequel - which will again see Chris Hemsworth portray the title character - and though he says it will be an epic adventure, he also revealed the story will examine the characters in detail.

He said: ''Definitely Heimdall's more involved, but also, what's more involved is who the Asgardians are. I think we'll see a sense of that.

''It's a huge film, 'Thor 2,' but I also think it's micro in a way that you start to look at people, who they are a little bit more.''

Though production on the sequel - which is expected to explore the other realms of the universe, outside of Asgard and Earth - has not yet begun, Idris can't wait to get to work on the movie.

He told MTV News: ''I'm actually excited about it. I literally just did a costume fitting the other day.''

Idris' co-star Tom Hiddleston recently discussed his hopes for the movie sequel, saying he wanted his character Loki to reach ''rock bottom''.

He said: ''I'd like to take [Loki] to his absolute rock bottom. I'd like to see him yield, essentially, to his darkest instincts. Then, having hit rock bottom, maybe come back up.''