Idris Elba has been out and about promoting his presence in the upcoming sequel Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, and while doing so, he managed to slip in a few encouraging words about his next project, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.

The actor claims that the monsters in the film are quite huge, and while a lot of CGI is being used, true to Guillermo del Toro's form, these giant robots and outer space creatures will be created with practical effects as well.

Here is what Idris Elba had to say about Pacific Rim, trying not to compare it to Godzilla.

"Godzilla would throw out the wrong sort of image, I think. We are talking about some big MF-ers. There's a lot of actuality in this one because he's created huge sets. I mean, we've taken over four sets in Pinewood in Toronto and built a lot of the stuff that you might see. Yes, there is huge CGI I'm sure, but we built a lot of stuff too.

In other Pacific Rim news, Guillermo del Toro has hooked up with Striker Entertainment to create toys, games, apparel, and other merchandise tied into the film. Which means we will definitely be getting a Charlie Day doll.

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Russell Binder, president of Striker Entertainment, had this to say.

"The ingredients of Guillermo del Toro, Legendary Pictures, and gripping characters, creatures and an epic storyline make for a powerful consumer products program that will be well received and endure well beyond the theatrical window.
B. Alan Orange