Idris Elba Talks Upcoming Movies “Pacific Rim” and “Mandela”
Awarding winning British actor, Idris Elba gave some insight on his upcoming films in a ABC interview. He will be starring in sci-fi thriller, “Pacific Rim” releasing July 12. Elba plays a leader of a resistance group trying to save the world from danger.
“My character, charlie hunter, who is leading a young soldier who has to jump in and save the world at the end of the day. You haven’t seen anything like this. It’s big. The scale is huge. You’ve never seen monsters this big.”
In the fall, Elba will be taking on a more inspirational role in his portrayal of former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela in “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.” Recently, the former president of South Africa has been experiencing health problems and he health has been steadily declining as his family fights to preserve his legacy.He is reported to be in critical but stable condition. This role will be very influential as Elba illustrates Mandela’s early life.
“We know Mandela for his years in jail. And his years coming out of jail becoming president. But what happens to him prior, that’s the spine of the film, where we get to know him.”