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Hiddleston and Elba in Avengers 2

Idris Elba has let slip that he and Tom Hiddleston will appear in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

The Luther star, who played gatekeeper Heimdall in the Thor films, will reprise the role for the upcoming sequel, while Tom will return to portray Thor's villainous brother Loki.

"I'm in Avengers," he told the Daily Telegraph.

Idris admitted he shot his scene while preparing for a DJ set in Ibiza: "And I'm doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [Thor] and Tom Hiddleston, and they're like, - 'Aren't you [meant to be] in Ibiza?' That's why I was p***ed about my set yesterday. I really just wasn't there. I was annoyed."

The 42-year-old actor said switching from playing late South African leader Nelson Mandela to filming his role in Thor 2 took some adjusting.

"It was really weird. I'd just done eight months in South Africa. I came to England and the day I came back I had to do reshoots on Thor 2. I was like, 'This is torture, man. I don't want to do this.' My agent said: 'You have to, it's part of the deal'," he said.

"I'm thinking: '24 hours ago, I was Mandela'. Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out."

Idris made his big-screen Marvel debut in 2011's Thor, while Tom's alter-ego Loki was the arch villain of the first Avengers film. The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which sees returning cast members such as Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans and Samuel L Jackson, is scheduled for release in May 2015.

Idris' news came after Marvel producer Kevin Feige confirmed Tom will appear in the third and fourth Avengers films.

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