In a recent Collider interview with Idris Elba, the subject of ‘Thor 2’ came up. Elba said he would be back as the Asgardian God Heimdall. He also said that in the sequel he would love if we could learn more about this character.
This is probably horseshit.
It just seems like every single time there is a blockbuster movie, one of the actors always interviews saying they want to learn more about their character in the sequel. 80% of the time, these characters were little seen and had few lines.
You know what these actors want? Screen time, recognition, and a bigger paycheck for the third film. Your character gets a great scene or two in the final cut and your toy sells more. Your toy sells more and production wants more of you in future installments.
Sure this is a very cynical view. The only other reason for saying such a thing can be true here with Elba. Idris Elba is an incredibly talented actor. His performance in the show Luther deserves each award he’s already received and more. Maybe Elba doesn’t want to play a one-dimensional character that he has trouble getting into. Perhaps Elba feels he isn’t performing to his own standards and thinks a lack of motivation is what is missing.
I’m not sure which is the explanation in this situation. I for one am just getting sick of hearing actors talk up their minor characters for sequels.