Published On: Fri, Aug 19th, 2022

Idris Elba Hints that Heimdall Might Return to the MCU

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Here’s why I’m the most gullible mark in the universe: every time Marvel kills off one of their characters, I think to myself, “Gosh, I’ll miss that character! What with them being gone forever and all!” You’d think I’d never read a comic book in my entire life. If the first rule of sci fi is that a character isn’t dead unless you see a body, the first rule of comics is that no character ever dies, ever, for any reason. (If they do, the only character who stays dead is Uncle Ben.) They always find a way to come back, whether it’s through multiverse hijinks, science gone haywire, or just straight up reincarnation. Case in point: Heimdall might be returning to the MCU!

You’ll recall that Heimdall (Idris Elba), Thor’s close friend and the all-seeing guardian of the Bifrost, bites it at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, when Thanos attacks the Asgardian refugee ship to get the Tesseract. In that scene, Heimdall uses the last of his strength to send Hulk to Earth before Thanos stabs him. Of the other characters who died in the Infinity Saga (not blipped, but died died), Loki, Vision, and Gamora were promptly resurrected after a fashion and are now back to running around the MCU, good as new.

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