Did Idris Elba just say what we think he said? Is The Avengers: Age of Ultron going to be even hotter than expected?
The British heartthrob, best known for his work in The Wire, Luther and the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, played Thor's ally and fellow Norse god Heimdall, brother of Sif, in Marvel's hit films Thor and Thor: The Dark World. The main star, played by Chris Hemsworth, reprised his role in the studio's 2012 superhero ensemble film The Avengers and will appear again in its sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In an interview with the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph that was posted on Sunday, Elba slipped in what may be a little casting spoiler about the anticipated follow-up film while talking nonchalantly about a DJ-ing gig.
"I'm in Avengers...and I'm doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston and they're like, [whispers] 'Aren't you [meant to be] in Ibiza?'"
HOLD up. Now he's bringing Tom H. into this? The British heartthrob, who plays sexy raven-haired villain Loki (who, as seen in Jaguar's popular 2014 ad, knows that it's "good to be bad") has not commented, and neither have Marvel and parent company Walt Disney Studios. Hiddleston's character appeared in the first Avengers movie.
Elba's comments have already gone viral and have delighted scores of fans, especially those of Hiddleston, whose popular character had spurred an online petition for a standalone Loki movie.
In his interview with The Telegraph, Elba also complained about an experience he had re-shooting a scene for Thor: The Dark World, which sees Heimdall falling from an aircraft.
"I'd just done eight months in South Africa. I came to England and the day I came back I had to do reshoots on Thor 2," he said. "I was like, 'This is torture, man. I don't want to do this.' My agent said, 'You have to, it's part of the deal.'"
"They had to put me in harness in this green-screen studio," he said. "And in between takes, I was stuck there, fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this f--king helmet, while they reset. And I'm thinking, 'Twenty-four hours ago, I was Mandela.' When I walked into the set, the extras called me Madiba."
"Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses," he said. "It ripped my heart out."