Elba Joins ‘Thor’

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

Last Updated: November 20, 2009 @ 4:26 PM

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.