ByRicky Derisz, writer at
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Ricky Derisz

Idris Elba has earned himself a reputation as a smooth operator, often playing charismatic roles that mix authority and assurance with a hint of insecurity below the surface. It's no surprise that the 43-year-old has been linked with James Bond, one of the most charming roles in cinema.

After rising to fame as the spectacled intellectual drug kingpin Stringer Bell in the critically acclaimed TV show The Wire between 2002 and 2004, Elba has taken on a variety of roles, which have resulted in nominations at both the Golden Globes and The Emmys.

Further to his success in the gritty HBO crime drama, returned to the UK to star in the leading role in Luther, as an obsessive detective who falls victim to the tough lifestyle of his profession. His portrayal earned the actor a number of awards, including a Golden Globe.

If you loved him in or , you’ll be dying to know the next Idris Elba films where you can watch him in action. Unless you’re a die-hard fan, you might not know what upcoming Idris Elba releases there are set to be and what he’s up to in 2017. So to help keep you on top of this his anticipated new movie releases, we've made a handy list of the next Idris Elba films. From Molly's Game to Thor: Ragnarok, the latest flicks from him should get fans excited for these movies coming out.

1. Guerrilla (TV Series)

(Credit: Showtime Networks & Sky Atlantic)
(Credit: Showtime Networks & Sky Atlantic)
  • Premiered date: 13 April 2017
  • Director: John Ridley, Sam Miller
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay

During the 1970s 2 activists try to free a political prisoner & wage a resistance movement in London.

2. The Dark Tower

(Credit: Columbia Pictures)
(Credit: Columbia Pictures)
  • Release date: 4 August 2017
  • Director: Nikolaj Arcel
  • Cast: Katheryn Winnick, Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba

Based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel series, Elba plays the protagonist Deschain, a gunslinger who is on a mystical quest to uncover the Dark Tower in the hope of saving his world.

3. The Mountain Between Us

  • Release date: 20 October 2017
  • Director: Hany Abu-Assad
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney

After a plane crash, 2 stranded strangers must start connecting to survive the extreme elements of a snow covered mountain.

4. Thor: Ragnarok

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(Credit: Walt Disney Studios & Motion Pictures)
  • Release date: 3 November 2017
  • Director: Hany Abu-Assad
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney

Elba will again reprise his role in the MCU to play the guard of the Bifrost Bridge in the third solo Thor movie. While no details of the plot have yet been released, we know the Hulk will feature, with the MCU favorites Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo all featuring.

5. Molly's Game

  • Release date: 2017
  • Director: Aaron Sorkin
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner

Molly Bloom becomes a very successful entrepreneur after establishing an international poker game.

Which upcoming Idris Elba Movie are you looking forward to?


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