Idris Elba is having one heck of a year.

First he starred in the blockbuster “Thor” earlier this year, now he’s been cast to star as the lead in a new film called “Pacific Rim,” reports

Elba, who has had a string of high-profile roles of late, will play the role of Sensi in the sci-fi action flick about humans devising robots to save the planet from aliens. Deadline also reports that the role was originally developed for Tom Cruise.

Here’s one more reason to watch our favorite British eye candy on the big screen!


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