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Idris Elba: Tom Hiddleston and I Appear in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

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<p> Idris Elba (The Wire) plays the Norse deity Heimdall, the guardian of the rainbow bridge between the worlds of men and gods. But, the black actor&rsquo;s casting caused some controversy to fans of the traditionally white character. &ldquo;I think that&#39;s a sign of the times for the future,&rdquo; Elba said defending his casting. &ldquo;I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that&#39;s good.&rdquo;</p>   |   Paramount
Say hello to Heimdall and Loki

Thor will see a couple of familiar faces in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Idris Elba, who plays Heimdall in the Thor films, has confirmed to The Telegraph that he and fellow Thor star Tom Hiddleston will both appear in the highly anticipated Avengers sequel. 

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"I'm in Avengers," Elba revealed. "And I'm doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [Thor] and Tom Hiddleston [Loki], and they're like, [whispers] 'Aren’t you [supposed to be] in Ibiza?' " 

Elba had taken a summer residency as a DJ at an Ibiza club but was able to squeeze in time for the film before it wrapped in August.

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Reps for Hiddleston and Elba did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The actors do not appear in the first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer

Elba also told The Telegraph that he had to do Thor 2 reshoots in England the day after he came back from shooting Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in South Africa, and the tight schedule was tough on him. "[On the Thor 2 set] 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.' "

Disney releases Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.

Nov. 2 at 5:58 p.m. Updated with Elba's quotes about Thor 2.

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