Racists Demand Thor Boycott
White supremacist group hates the idea of Elba as Heimdall.
December 17, 2010
A white supremacist group is so peeved about black English actor Idris Elba
playing the Norse mythological god Heimdall in Thor
that they're urging a boycott of the upcoming Marvel movie.
reports that the U.S.-based Council of Conservative Citizens has established a web site to allow other like-minded people to boycott the Kenneth Branagh-directed film because of the change in Heimdall's race.
Marvel told IGN during our visit to the Thor set that the Asgardians in the film are, as they are in the Earth X comics, actually aliens rather than gods. They visited earth in the ancient past, where their culture, language, beliefs and customs influenced the development of certain human civilizations, such as the Vikings.