So far, we’ve gotten a healthy dose of the incredible Idris Elba in the various trailers that have been released for Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming giant monster flick, ‘Pacific Rim’. In more than one of those spots, he’s declared that they’re “cancelling the apocalypse”, but in the first clip from the movie, he gives quite the inspiring earful to co-star Charlie Hunnam to get his character back in the game.

While this clip doesn’t have any Kaiju (giant monsters) or Jaegers (giant robots) causing mass destruction, it manages to show off the excellent acting ability that we’ve seen time and time again from the award-winning British actor. You can see Elba as Stacker Pentecost in the clip that premiered on The Late Show With David Letterman this week:


While many people are probably more excited to see Del Toro’s take on the classic Japanese cinema staple, I’m always open to seeing more of Idris Elba. I even trudged through ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’, in which he was the only bearable part of that “film”. It’s only a matter of time until his name comes up at the Academy Awards for something.

What do you think of the first clip from ‘Pacific Rim’? Are you as big of a fan of Idris Elba as I am? Share your thoughts in the comments.

For more information on the film, here’s the official synopsis:

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes–a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee –who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

‘Pacific Rim’ starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff invades theaters on July 12, 2013.


Source: Comic Book Movie