Idris Elba is an English actor, producer, musician and DJ known for playing drug trafficker Stringer Bell on the HBO series ‘The Wire’, DCI John Luther on the BBC One series ‘Luther’ and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ in 2013. He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award. He appeared in Ridley Scott’s ‘American Gangster’ in 2007 and ‘Prometheus’ in 2012, ‘Thor’ in 2011 and its sequels ‘Thor: The Dark World’ in 2013 and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in 2017, as well as ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015 and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in 2018. He also starred in ‘Pacific Rim’ in 2013, ‘Beasts of No Nation’ in 2015, for which he received BAFTA, and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and ‘Molly’s Game’ in 2017.
In 2016, Elba voiced Chief Bogo in ‘Zootopia’, Shere Khan in the live action/CGI adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book’, Fluke in ‘Finding Dory’ and played the role of Krall in ‘Star Trek Beyond’. He will make his directorial debut with an adaptation of the 1992 novel ‘Yardie’ by Victor Headley. In addition to his acting work, he is a DJ under the moniker ‘DJ Big Driis’ or ‘Big Driis the Londoner’ and a hip hop and soul musician. In 2016, he was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.
Few actors have talents and qualities of both a fine actor and a movie star. Elba is one of them. With fans spread across both the sides of Atlantic — Elba is British — he always is in high demand. But not unlike his peers, he is careful with the projects he chooses. Therefore, you would never find him indulging in several projects at the same time. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Idris Elba movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Idris Elba films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Idris Elba movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
‘Hobbs & Shaw’ is an upcoming American action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan. It is a spin-off of The ‘Fast and the Furious’ series featuring two characters, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in the lead roles. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, and Idris Elba. In November 2015, Vin Diesel announced in an interview with Variety that potential spin-offs for ‘The Fast and the Furious’ series were in the early stages of development. A spin-off film centered around characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw was announced in October 2017 by Universal Pictures and set a release date of July 26, 2019 with Chris Morgan returning to write the script. In February 2018, ‘Deadpool 2’ director David Leitch entered talks to direct the film. In April 2018, Leitch was confirmed as the director for the film and added David Scheunemann as a production designer.
In July 2018, Vanessa Kirby was cast in the film to play an MI6 agent and Shaw’s sister, along with Idris Elba to play the main villain role in the film. In October 2018, Eddie Marsan joined the cast of the film. In November 2018, Eiza Gonzalez joined the cast of the film. Principal photography began on September 10, 2018, in London, England. Filming also took place in late 2018 at Eggborough Power Station, North Yorkshire. ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ is scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019 after being moved by Universal Studios from its previous date of July 26, 2019.