Idris Elba - 'Stringer' Bell in The Wire, Captain Janek in Prometheus and Heimdall in Thor is geared up to play Stacker Pentecost in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. The big budget giant mecha versus kaiju invaders is scheduled in July 2013. Get a look at the first official shot of the feature below.
Reminds me of a cross between the G.I. Joe live action movie
and Godannar's Goh Saruwatari
The $200 million kaiju and mecha inspired project has begun filming in Toronto. Besides Elba, cast includes Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Brothers Bloom, Sky Crawlers, Survive Style 5+).