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Idris Elba might battle giant monsters in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim

Jun. 3, 2011by:
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Many of us who've seen Idris Elba as a supporting player in stuff like ROCKnROLLA, THOR, AMERICAN GANGSTER and (of course) HBO's "The Wire" have wondered when we'd get to see him do something much bigger.

Things don't get much bigger than PACIFIC RIM, Guillermo del Toro's movie about giant robots battling gargantuan monsters.

Elba is reportedly now being pursued for the big-budget action/sci-fi project, which involves mega-sized creatures that emerge from an underwater dimensional hole in the Pacific. Several affected countries team up to combat the threat with huge mechanized units, each of which require a pair of specially trained pilots.

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam is playing one of the robot drivers, and Tom Cruise has also expressed interest in helping beat the beasts.

Elba has also been rumored for the title role in Quentin Tarantino's slave epic DJANGO UNCHAINED after he recently tweeted "Having one of the biggest meetings of my professional life today…meeting a very controversial director for a very controversial part."

In a perfect world, we'd get him in both movies... First, we'll see him in Ridley Scott's ALIEN maybe-prequel PROMETHEUS and the superfluous sequel GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE.

Extra Tidbit: Elba has a picture deal with Marvel and has mentioned interest in Blade and Luke Cage. (Even though Black Panther seems like a better choice.)
Source: The Wrap

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12:25AM on 06/06/2011
this guy would be perfect for Luke Cage
this guy would be perfect for Luke Cage
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9:28PM on 06/04/2011
Happy Elba is finally getting notice in Hollywood. Highly underrated actor. Hopefully he gets in on the pacific rim, seems like it's gonna be awesome
Happy Elba is finally getting notice in Hollywood. Highly underrated actor. Hopefully he gets in on the pacific rim, seems like it's gonna be awesome
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7:47PM on 06/04/2011

Let's make this awesome..

PLEASE. I want to see shit blow up and cool monsters
PLEASE. I want to see shit blow up and cool monsters
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5:00PM on 06/04/2011
screw blade. Lets get luke cage going.
screw blade. Lets get luke cage going.
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4:05AM on 06/04/2011
all I have to say is ..Where the fuck is Wallace?!
all I have to say is ..Where the fuck is Wallace?!
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3:38AM on 06/04/2011
When a big budget sci-fi of world domination, of course Tom is interested.

Elba and Hunnam both deserve bigger roles.

Hope the plot is a lot better than it sounds.
When a big budget sci-fi of world domination, of course Tom is interested.

Elba and Hunnam both deserve bigger roles.

Hope the plot is a lot better than it sounds.
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12:25AM on 06/04/2011
It seems like his name is popping up everywhere for casting rumors nowadays. I still think of him as Charles Miner though.
It seems like his name is popping up everywhere for casting rumors nowadays. I still think of him as Charles Miner though.
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12:24AM on 06/04/2011
Terrific Actor, his quiet, dark intensity would work well with Del Toro, although I imagine this is a far more straightforward 'action' piece.
Through my experience with the Justice League cartoon I always thought he'd be great as the John Stewart incarnation of the Green Lantern.
Terrific Actor, his quiet, dark intensity would work well with Del Toro, although I imagine this is a far more straightforward 'action' piece.
Through my experience with the Justice League cartoon I always thought he'd be great as the John Stewart incarnation of the Green Lantern.
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