new ‘Prometheus’ trailer has more details, clanging sounds

By brendon April 30, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

Fox released a second international trailer for ‘Prometheus’ last night, and it explains much more about the story and characters than any of the previous trailers.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Charlize Theron is the icy corporate person sort of in charge of the whole thing, some aliens are cobra sized and bitey, and the great Idris Elba is not so great at a Texas accent.

WHAT WE ALREADY KNEW: I sure would like to fuck Charlize Theron.

Idris Elba might play James Bond

By brendon September 29, 2011 @ 4:16 PM

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The next James Bond movie will almost certainly be the last with Daniel Craig in the title role, and already there’s talk as to who should replace him. And though it will probably never happen, one rumor has it going to the totally awesome Idris Elba.

CNN says…

As a strapping, dapper actor with an English accent, Idris Elba is an obvious choice to play James Bond. But the actor tells NPR that talk of him potentially landing the part is nothing more than gossip.
“It’s a rumor,” he said on “Morning Edition.” “It’s a very old rumor. My dad and I were talking about this the other day. I would do it, but I don’t want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I ‘m saying? Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.”

If you can’t place the name, Idris was on ‘the Wire’, and was that gatekeeper god guy in ‘Thor’, and a bunch of other stuff. And he’s terrific in everything. I stil think Hugh Jackman is an obvious and very good fit but Idris would be great, and it would be a good way to incorporate the very cool theory that James Bond is not an actual person but a code name passed from spy to spy the same way “007″ is. If they added that it might help ease any racial stuff. They shouldn’t have him smoking Newports instead of Chesterfields, or ordering a purple drank shaken not stirred though, because that would be too much.