Thor: Ragnarok May Kill Off A Key Character

The deeper we dive into the Marvel Cinematic Universe the closer we come to one undeniable truth: people are going to start dying. While we don’t know exactly when or how it will begin to happen, it’s a near certainty at this point that some of the characters that we’ve grown very close to over the years will begin to fall. Now, word is coming out that we may lose a fan favorite when Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters next year. Potential spoilers for the next Thor movie follow. You have been warned.

The rumor comes courtesy of Latino Review, who says that they have seen the current state of the story for Thor: Ragnarok. According to their source, the movies lead villain Hela, possibly played by Cate Blanchett, will lead an attack on Asgard early in the film that will result in the destruction of Thor’s hammer as well as the death of one character.

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It looks like Thor: Ragnarok may be the last time we see Idris Elba as Heimdalll; the word is that his character will be the one killed by Hela. While his initial death will take place near the beginning of the film, it sounds like that won’t be quite the last we see of him, as the movie’s final battle is said to contain a massive battle between two armies of dead spirits, one of which will be lead by the newly dead Heimdall.

If true, this will be upsetting to see as many fans love Idris Elba and his role in the Thor movies. Having said that, Elba has also made it clear that there are aspects of filming these movies that’s he’s really not a fan of himself. It could be coming as a great relief to him that he may be close to done. There’s also the distinct possibility that he asked for the death himself due to his unhappiness. There are plenty of named characters from these films who could have been the one to get the ax, and any could have been just as useful as a tool to raise the stakes of the film.

This news comes shortly after word that we might be losing additional lives in Captain America: Civil War as well. It’s looking like Marvel’s Phase 3 is going to be pretty dark; we could be losing many characters between here and Avengers: Infinity War. What do you think of the death Heimdall? Is it a major loss to the MCU or is it no big deal?

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.