Idris Elba has been cast as Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard who stands on the BiFrost Bridge ready to defend the city from intruders, in Marvel Studios’ Thor.
Kenneth Branagh is directing the Marvel comic adaptation with Chris Hemsworth on to play Thor, Tom Hiddleston playing Loki and Natalie Portman playing Thor’s love interest Jane Foster. Shooting is scheduled to begin in mid-January in Manhattan Beach, California.
Thor hits theaters on May 20, 2011.
Source: THR’s Heat Vision Blog