Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Idris Elba swooping through Metropolis cancelling the apocalypse.
Sorry for the rather tortured intro, but I've always wanted to use Idris Elba in a Superman reference. Anyway, the former Wire alum and star of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was asked by Vanity Fair which superhero he'd most like to play. His response? Superman. The reason? Because he DJ'd recently decked out in a Superman costume and he looked cool as f--k.
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So is there any chance of seeing an Elba Man of Steel? Well no.
Henry Cavill is the current incumbent of the cape and tights so Elba would have to wait a while before the role became available again. And there's the small issue of the fanboy reaction going so nuclear that it would probably melt the internet in a massive rage spasm.
Finally, Elba was most definitely not being serious in the interview.
Still, he does look seriously cool in the suit.
(Source Vanity Fair)