Idris Elba May Enlist in Pacific Rim, Seek Revenge in QT’s Django Unchained

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Looks like Idris Elba post-”Thor” has found himself a wanted man. Which is a shame, as the guy has been doing killer stuff for years, but I guess it took a major Hollywood blockbuster (a supporting role, no less) to finally get the man his due. Oh well, better late than never. (By the way — too bad “Thor” couldn’t come before Elba lost the “Alex Cross” gig to the cross-dressing dude.)

In any case, Idris Elba’s name is now surfacing for a couple of juicy parts. The Wrap says Elba is being considered for a major role alongside “Sons of Anarchy’s” Charlie Hunnam in Guillermo Del Toro’s sci-fi epic “Pacific Rim”. No word on what the role would be, but “Rim” is set in a future in which an alien attack threatens the existence of earth, forcing humans to battle the nasty and brutal creatures by piloting giant robots. Mechas, if you will.

Elba is also surfacing as a possible candidate for Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti Western, “Django Unchained”, a role that Tarantino has already said he’d love to cast Will Smith for. Then again, Smith is picky with his roles, and I’m not entirely sure he’ll do something that’s so out of his wheelhouse. Elba, on the other hand, would kill as a slave turned gunslinger looking to save his wife. Samuel L. Jackson and Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds’” star Christoph Waltz are also rumored for roles in the film.

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  • Iller3k

    Im going to start something with this one. But i want him for “Black Panther”. Any suggestions

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Sorry guy, you aren’t starting anything new. lol. Already been mentioned as a potential actor for that part with a few others. lol. But I actually wouldn’t mind seeing him in this part.

    • Juggernaut

      I like Elba a lot. However. In my opinion he may be a bit too old for the role. He could be a cool Luke Cage or third War Machine if ever Cheadle drops out. He was my choice for that role initially before Terrence Howard was cast. In my opinion both Howard and Cheadle are too soft spoken for Rhodey. He should be played by a commanding actor with both a big voice like Uncle Phil did in the cartoons and be physically imposing. Right up Elba’s alley.

  • Lexavi80

    Elba was THE SHIT in Thor. I wanted to know more about the character since then.

    I would loved he doing the Tarantino movie. Indeed he’ll be awesome as a slave becoming gunslinger.

    • Juggernaut

      Surprisingly Elba was the SHIT in Thor. He made a potentialy one dimensional, nobody character into one of the coolest parts of the film. Hopefully he gets to be in Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which becomes more and more appealing to me. He’d be perfect in the role. Unlike the straight laced Smith I think that Elba has the edginess and balls to go where Tarantino will undoutably want to go.

    • Juggernaut

      Surprisingly Elba was the SHIT in Thor. He made a potentialy one dimensional, nobody character into one of the coolest parts of the film. Hopefully he gets to be in Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which becomes more and more appealing to me. He’d be perfect in the role. Unlike the straight laced Smith I think that Elba has the edginess and balls to go where Tarantino will undoutably want to go.