Idris Elba will be reprising his titular role as Luther in the upcoming Netflix film.
Idiris Elba is all set to reprise his role as DCI John Luther from the hit series Luther in the upcoming film of the same name. The actor was earlier rumoured to play the new James Bond, succeeding Daniel Craig. However, during a recent interaction, Elba said that his forthcoming Netflix film has the potential to rival a James Bond blockbuster. He believes they will be able to keep fans pleased while bringing the plot and characters "into a new sphere."
Talking about the same, Elba told Collider that they all have an enormous thirst to satisfy the public who love Luther in its current form as a TV show, as well as push it into a new domain with the cinema version.
The actor doesn't want to be controversial, but as fans picture him as Bond, which is fantastic, but he can't wait for them to see him in this film as Luther. Their true objective is to get it there.
Meanwhile, as per reports in Female First UK, Elba, who recently appeared in Netflix's new all-black Western, The Harder They Fall, before Luther, wasn't surprised by the film's quality. The actor said he was pleased with the timing and reception of its release.
The actor said that they were expecting it. Speaking on behalf of the writer and director, Jeymes Samuel, and the whole team, they didn't expect it to be as successful as it has been. Talking about Black History Month in the United Kingdom, Elba added that there's a Western with black characters that most people have never heard of or forgotten about. He said it hit them so hard.
The Wire actor went on to say that they couldn't have predicted it, yet everything they envisioned came true, from the first time the director described a scene to the first time he picked up his guitar and began singing the music.
Meanwhile, talking about Luther, the series created and written by Neil Cross has been on air for five long seasons.