Idris Elba

‘The Dark Tower’ Star Idris Elba Honors His Gunslinger Heritage in New Teaser Photo

by Britt Hayes June 19, 2016 @ 2:15 PM
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We could use some good news today, and a new teaser image from the long-developing adaptation of The Dark Tower will do just fine. In another intriguing bit of promotion for the film, Idris Elba honors the iconic role of Stephen King’s heroic Gunslinger, proudly announcing his arrival as Roland Deschain — and he has not forgotten the face of his father.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trailer: The Enterprise Faces Its Boldest Threat Yet

by Britt Hayes May 21, 2016 @ 9:55 AM
If you weren’t particularly sold by the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, then you may find the latest preview for Justin Lin’s sequel far more persuasive. It has a bit of everything: emotion, drama, epic intergalactic action, and Idris Elba as a menacing new villain unlike any the crew of the Enterprise has faced before. One thing is clear: this isn’t your average Trek mission.

Who Should Replace Daniel Craig as James Bond? Here Are 10 Great Candidates

by ScreenCrush Staff May 19, 2016 @ 12:33 PM
Daniel Craig couldn’t have made it more clear during the Spectre press tour that he was pretty sick of playing James Bond. He even went so far as to suggest he’d pick slashing his wrists over returning as the famous secret agent for a fifth time. And now it looks like the actor is really done as 007, reportedly turning down a ton of money to star in the next Bond film. As big of a bummer as that is, it also means it’s time to speculate!

‘The Dark Tower’ Set Photos Reveal First Look at Idris Elba’s Gunslinger

by Britt Hayes May 16, 2016 @ 7:05 PM
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Ask any Dark Tower fan about their hopes for a big screen adaptation, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Even then, most of us refuse to believe it’s actually happening until we’re sitting in a theater and the Dark Tower title card appears on screen. Well, we’re definitely a big step closer to that dream becoming a reality, as new set photos from the Stephen King adaptation reveal Idris Elba in full Gunslinger dress, sandalwood grips and all.

Idris Elba in Talks to Join Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin Poker Drama ‘Molly’s Game’

by Britt Hayes May 7, 2016 @ 12:50 PM
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There’s a bit of mixed news today regarding Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin’s long-developing true-life poker drama. First, the great news: Professional Cool Person Idris Elba is in talks to join Jessica Chastain in the upcoming film, with Chastain in negotiations for the eponymous lead role. And in less great news: Sony has dropped out of the project, leaving Sorkin without a distributor.

Take All Our Money for Idris Elba and John Ridley Showtime Miniseries ‘Guerilla’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 20, 2016 @ 11:38 AM
Lest you think Luther would prove the last of Idris Elba’s TV ventures, Showtime has a new Emmy frontrunner in the works. The cable network has officially greenlit a new six-part miniseries from Elba and American Crime boss John Ridley, following the infamous “Black Power Desk” of 1970s London.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Reveals New Look at Idris Elba‘s Big Bad Villain

by Britt Hayes April 16, 2016 @ 3:27 PM
We briefly glimpsed the new Trek villain in the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, but Idris Elba’s big bad hasn’t appeared in the few images Paramount has released to promote Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel. Lucky for us, the latest official photo features Elba’s Krall, a completely new Trek character created specifically for the film, and as the actor explains, one who’s got a bone to pick with the crew of the Enterprise — obviously.

‘Finding Dory’ Photos Introduce You to Some Colorful New Characters

by Britt Hayes March 29, 2016 @ 6:04 PM
With a new adventure comes new friends (and foes), and Dory will be meeting a whole host of unfamiliar faces in Finding Dory, Pixar’s long-awaited follow-up to Finding Nemo. As the title suggests, it’s the endearingly absent-minded blue fish who takes the spotlight this time around, but you’re already well-acquainted with Dory and her pals. It’s time to get to know a few of the other characters we’ll meet in the upcoming sequel.

‘The Jungle Book’ Clip Introduces You to Idris Elba’s Sinister Shere Khan

by Britt Hayes March 23, 2016 @ 6:50 PM
The CGI in Jon Favreau’s adaptation of The Jungle Book looks incredible — though it is a little strange to see the animals actually speak, as you can in the first clip from Disney’s epic new adventure. The sneak peek introduces us to the fearsome and ferocious tiger Shere Khan, voiced by Idris Elba, and while it’ll take some adjusting to hear these famous voices coming out of the mouths of gorgeous animals, Elba is inarguably the perfect voice for Khan.