Idris Elba's Making A Superhero Edgar Allan Poe Trilogy; It Sounds Nuts

Who wants to see a drunk Edgar Allan Poe fight the devil? WE DO! WE DO! Beloved actor Idris Alba is about to bring that fantasy to life in a three-part movie series titled Poe Must Die. This is all the right kinds of crazy. » 1/13/15 3:18pm 1/13/15 3:18pm

Idris Elba Responds To James Bond Casting Rumors

Idris Elba – the highly acclaimed, royalty-wooing actor known for his roles in The Wire, Luther, Pacific Rim, Thor, Prometheus, and your wildest fantasies – took to twitter this morning to address rumors that he will become the next James Bond, when Daniel Craig gives up the reigns to the role. » 12/27/14 2:52pm 12/27/14 2:52pm

Which Change To A Character Did Purists Overreact To The Most?

We all get attached to certain versions of characters, and when they get changed or updated, it can be annoying. So we end up debating whether Constantine needs to be bisexual, or whether Thor can be a woman. But sometimes, it just gets silly. Which update to a character were purists most needlessly upset by? » 7/16/14 1:28pm 7/16/14 1:28pm

Disney casts Idris Elba as the tiger Shere Khan for The Jungle Book

Idris Elba's going to play a tiger in the heavily CG-ed but still live-action Disney remake of The Jungle Book. We can see it. » 3/07/14 9:20am 3/07/14 9:20am

Idris Elba did that “Cancelling the Apocalypse” speech a million times

If you've seen the trailers for Pacific Rim, then you already know that Idris Elba plays an inspirational leader. But he's also the movie's emotional core. We talked to Elba about the cost of fighting monsters, and just why he always ends up playing the only level-headed person in films like Pacific Rim and Prometheus. » 7/10/13 9:20am 7/10/13 9:20am

Here's one more awesome Pacific Rim trailer, because why the hell not

Are you the last person on the planet somehow not exited about Guillermo del Toro's giant robots-vs.-giant monster movie Pacific Rim? Well, if this final extended trailer doesn't do it for you, you might want to consult a doctor. » 6/25/13 8:30am 6/25/13 8:30am

New Prometheus images provide a terrifying reminder of the original …

Can't wait for more of Ridley Scott's terrifying Prometheus Comic-Con teaser? Well wait no longer — a few images from the new footage have leaked out, channeling the gloomy halls of the Nostromo and showing off cast members Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. » 8/01/11 11:17am 8/01/11 11:17am

Kenneth Branagh explains why Thor really is like Shakespeare...and the…

The director, writers, and cast of Thor recently sat down to explain why Thor is the first superhero that's actually science fiction, how to make an Asgardian prince relatable, and what lies ahead for the characters in future movies. » 5/03/11 4:00pm 5/03/11 4:00pm

Is The Wire's Stringer Bell the next Luke Cage?

We've been reporting on Hollywood's Luke Cage wannabes for years. But actor Idris Elba, famous for his role as Stringer on The Wire, may have actually scored the Marvel deal to bring the yellow-booted comic book superhero to life. » 10/06/10 6:30am 10/06/10 6:30am