He played Heimdall in the 2011 Marvel action film, Thor and reprised is role in the 2013 film Thor: The Dark World, and in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron, and in the 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok, and in the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War, and in the 2019 film The Avengers 4. He also voices Shere Khan in the 2016 live-action film adaptation of The Jungle Book, and voices Chief Bogo in the 2016 film, Zootopia, and voiced Fluke in the 2016 Pixar film, Finding Dory.
- Idris Elba is the only actor in Disney history with the portfolio of directly contributing to most of Disney's feature film divisions. He has voiced a character for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Live-Action, Pixar and Marvel.
- All of the Disney movies that Idris Elba is featured in for Disney's 2016 cinematic release slate are all roles of talking animals.