Idris Elba in explosive new Pacific Rim trailer

Because if aliens are attacking Earth, who else would you want in charge?


If Idris Elba has his way, he’s going to cancel the apocalypse.


One last trailer shows enough explosions and destruction to last until release the sci-fi action flick’s upcoming release.

After aliens rise from a portal in the Pacific Ocean and begin to attack mankind, soldiers must pilot giant robots to prevent Earth’s termination.

The latest spot shows Raleigh Becket, played by Charlie Hunnam, and his transformation from broody has-been to robot pilot extraordinaire.  He teams up with Stacker Pentecost, played by Elba, who seeks out Becket in a promise of second chances.


The sci-fi adventure was directed by Guillermo del Toro and will be released in 3D and IMAX theatres on July 12. As Charlie Day’s character puts it, it’s going to be “2,500 tons of awesome.”