Avengers: Infinity War started off with a bang and ended off with an even bigger bang. Thanos came for the Infinity Stones and left a trail of blood and death along the way. Many heroes fell prey to the rampage of the Mad Titan.
Thanos’ one true motive was killing off half the universe and thus making the universe ‘sustainable’. He succeeded. And many heroes of the Marvel Universe paid the ultimate price. They were literally rubbed away from the fabric of existence. One of those heroes, who is still a fan favorite amongst the diehard MCU fan base, has been secretly giving us signals that he might be returning back to the MCU.
Looks like Heimdall might be the guy to watch out for right now. After the death of the Guardian of Asgard at the very beginning of Infinity War, everyone thought that the character is done for good within the MCU. Safe to say that is no longer the case. Idris Elba, who plays the character on screen, has been in talks with the journalists and pop culture police regarding this latest development. He says and we quote:
“I have no idea. It’s a show about superheroes and guns, who knows,” Elba told Metro.co.uk with a “knowing grin” when asked about returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “It’s been amazing playing in the Marvel family.”
“I’m sure they decided to get rid of as many characters because they’ve run their natural course,” he added. “I loved playing him, he was my G, my guy.”
The protector of Asgard has been around the theatres as long as the movie universe under the Marvel banner began. He first appeared in Thor of 2011. Then his latest appearance was in Avengers: Infinity War, where he died a valiant death while transporting the Hulk from the Asgardian Refugee Ship to Earth to allow Bruce Banner to warn the residents of the planet about the coming of the Mad Titan and the story of the Infinity Stones.
Both Loki and Heimdall died when Thanos later used the Power Stone to literally disintegrate the ship. Thor later took his revenge on Thanos when he used the Stormbreaker axe to impale Thanos on the chest, only for the latter to make his infamous snap moments later. Half of all life in the Universe was wiped out in an instant.
“We try to complicate things emotionally because our job as storytellers is to tell the best story we can, and make you experience as many emotions as possible when you watch the film,” Joe Russo, who directed the Marvel blockbuster with brother Anthony, said in a May Q&A. “Because ultimately it is — you’re paying money to go see it and if we can make you laugh, cry, happy, sad and feel catharsis, you get a lot more for your money than just laughing or just crying.”
“We just planted the emotion of it. We love the characters as much as anybody, we think very hard about how the audience feels, [and] how we feel and what can make the scenes complicated as possible, to make it as painful as possible — again, the job of the storyteller,” Russo said.
Heimdall appeared last in Infinity War. The official synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.