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Idris Elba: Mandela role 'meant so much'

Idris Elba: Mandela role 'meant so much'

Jul 17 2013, 2:20am CDT | by

Idris Elba claims it ''meant so much'' to land the lead role in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. The 40-year-old actor plays Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biographical film and admits he was over...

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Idris Elba: Mandela role 'meant so much'

Jul 17 2013, 2:20am CDT | by

Idris Elba claims it ''meant so much'' to land the lead role in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'.

The 40-year-old actor plays Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biographical film and admits he was over the moon when he was chosen to represent the South African anti-apartheid icon because it was such a big opportunity to educate people on a ''legend''.

Speaking to Reuters UK, he said: ''It meant so much to me, it's such a massive opportunity to be part of a true legend's life, and more importantly, the film re-educates people on this legend.

''I never met Mr. Mandela because he was very ill, so our interpretation of him was without his personal influence. But the script is such a good script, and obviously it comes from his book, and the book speaks for itself.''

Idris - who is known for playing Heimdall in 'Thor' - claims he felt immense pressure when he was handed the part because he'd never done a biopic movie before but isn't concerned about people judging him on his acting skills.

He explained: ''This is the first real biopic I've done, and there's no real difference in the process, but it's Mr. Mandela. So that's huge, everyone knows who he is and what he sounds like, and I look nothing like him.

''If I get judged, which I will, about my performance or how I sound or how I look, I think people miss the point. The point is that this is called 'Long Walk to Freedom', this is the book about his life and it's his own words.''

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6 weeks ago

Superhero Bits: Ant-Man, Batman v Superman, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lego Batman 3

Nov 4 2014 7:00pm CST | Source: slash film

Is is actually possible Gwen Stacy could come back for The Amazing Spider-Man franchise? Did Scott Lang’s profession change in the Ant-Man movie? Where is Batman v Superman filming with the full roster of the cast? How does Joss Whedon feel about some of the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers? Want to read a few pages from a Black Widow script? When can you see some new Marvel Studios footage on TV? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. On locati ...
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6 weeks ago

At Least One MCU Character Is Crossing Into ANT-MAN!!

Nov 3 2014 12:53pm CST | Source: aintitcool

ANT-MAN opens Summer 2015. Read the full article on AICN THIS WEEKEND we learned that Idris Elba’s Heimdall and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki would be appearing in next Summer’s AGE OF ULTRON.   Given the amount of skillful continuity being brought to bear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe these days…and how thoroughly the ‘solo’ Marvel films seem to be interlaced with an over-arcing storyline…this news didn’t exactly come as a surprise.  But it’s interest ...
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6 weeks ago

Idris Elba Reveals 2 Cameos in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Nov 3 2014 9:58am CST | Source: Collider

We’ve already got Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and then some, but apparently there’s still room for more in Avengers: Age of Ultron because it’s just been revealed t ...
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6 weeks ago

Avengers Age of Ultron: Loki & Heimdall Will Appear!

Nov 3 2014 9:00am CST | Source: movie fanatic

Idris Elba either has confidence that he can say what he wants at this point in his career, and we think he does. Or, he’s just so excited about appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron that he let it slip. And not only did he let it out during an interview with Britain’s The Telegraph, he admitted that he and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki will share a scene in the flick with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor! "I'm in Avengers, ...
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6 weeks ago

Two More Popular Marvel Characters Have Cameos In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Nov 3 2014 8:00am CST | Source: Slash Film

Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be big. Very big. Even the first teaser trailer hints at things we weren’t quite sure we’d see in a Marvel movie. Captain America’s shield broken, Steve Rogers somehow in the past, Iron Man fighting The Hulk, Black Panther references, etc. And, of course, some of that stuff can be explained when you look at the Phase 3 plans. Others can’t though and now a few more seemingly inexplicable, but awesome, n ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Movie News: Loki Returns for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'; Channing Tatum's 'Gambit' Moving Forward As 'X-Men' Spin-off

Nov 3 2014 7:22am CST | Source: movies.com

The Avengers: Age of Ultron: Idris Elba, who co-starred in the Thor movies as Heimdall, revealed that he and Tom Hiddleston will be in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The casting was evidently meant as a surprise: "I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [Thor] and Tom Hiddleston [Loki], and they’re like, [whispers] – ‘Aren’t you [meant to be] in Ibiza?’" All secrets will be unveiled when the movie hits t ...
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6 weeks ago

Idris Elba: Tom Hiddleston and I Appear in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Nov 3 2014 6:56am CST | Source: yahoo

Idris Elba tells a U.K. newspaper that he and Tom Hiddleston appear in a scene in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' ...
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6 weeks ago

Three Big "Ultron," "Ant-Man" Cameos Revealed?

Nov 3 2014 5:39am CST | Source: Dark Horizons

Three surprise cameos in Marvel Studios' two big films for 2015 were seemingly revealed over the weekend. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD It began with "Luther" star Idris Elba, who played Heimdall in the two "Thor" films. In a new interview with The Telegraph, he indicated his character will make an appearance in the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron". Not only that, but he'll be sharing a scene with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, the ...
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6 weeks ago

New Cast Members Revealed For Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Nov 3 2014 3:20am CST | Source: Empire Online

In a single but likely significant sceneWith a big trailer now out there and the release only six months away, we pretty much thought we knew the entire cast of Avengers: Age Of Ultron by now. Joss Whedon is once again the writer and director, and in front of the camera we have the exhaustive roster of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, James Spad ...
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6 weeks ago

Idris Elba reveals Heimdall and Loki will appear in Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Nov 3 2014 12:51am CST | Source: Total Film

Idris Elba has confirmed that he will make a brief appearance in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, having recently filmed a scene alongside some of his fellow Asgardians. Having spent the summer hosting a DJ residency in Ibiza, Elba reveals that he also took a brief break from the White Isle to link up with Earth’s mightiest heroes to reprise his role as Heimdall. “I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth and To ...
Source: Total Film   Full article at: Total Film
 

 
 

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