Idris Elba has finalized his deal to star in Pacific Rim as the lead character, Sensei. We reported earlier this month that Idris Elba was circling the role, which he has now secured. The role was originally written for Tom Cruise.
Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Day have already been confirmed to star in this epic adventure, which centers on enormous monsters who invade Earth. The humans fight back by strapping into large, heavily-armed robots.