Elba Joins ‘Thor’

“Wire” star will play the god Heimdall in Marvel pic.

Idris Elba has joined the cast of "Thor," Marvel Studios’ film centering on the Norse god of thunder.

Chris Hemsworth will star as Thor; Tom Hiddleston will play Loki, and Natalie Portman is the love interest Jane Foster.

Elba will play Heimdall; as the guardian of Asgard, he stands on the BiFrost Bridge ready to defend the city from intruders.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.