With production on the fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise set to begin very soon, we've had plenty of casting speculation in the past weeks, but none quite like this...
Yes, folks, Thor: The Dark World star might be in a movie where he punches dinosaurs on the nose. Or at the very least is in the general vicinity of dinosaurs punching each other on the nose, in 's Jurassic World.
Fan site JurassicWorldMovie is claiming that an unnamed source "fairly close to Jurassic World's development" has revealed to them that Elba has officially signed on to star in the movie.
These kind of unproven rumors aren't generally strong enough to run with, but it's not totally out of the question that Elba could take a role in Jurassic World. I mean, if there's a major role springing up in Hollywood today then his name is almost always considered.
So, what will happen if the man of the moment meets the movie of the moment? Awesome things, of course. Elba has shown himself to be a fine actor in Luthor and as Stringer Bell in The Wire who can shine above the CGI overload in movies like Prometheus and Pacific Rim. So, to sum up: Idris Elba in a dinosaur adventure blockbuster extravaganza? He will kick ass, until he gets torn apart by a raptor.
What do you guys think? Are you down with Idris Elba for Jurassic World?