How Thor breaks down racial barriers in Asgard

How Thor breaks down racial barriers in Asgard
Kenneth Branagh’s Thor movie takes the idea of color-blind casting to a new level: Idris Elba, the charismatic British actor best known as Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire , will play Heimdall, Odin’s guardian sentry of Asgard, described in some texts as “the whitest of the gods.” Elba—whose film roles include 28 Weeks Later, RocknRolla and the upcoming The Losers —acknowledges the breakthrough.

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