What does Idris Elba have in common with Michael Fassbender?

They're both hot, they're both currently filming 'Prometheus' for Ridley Scott, and both their names can be found at the top of just about every director's wish list.

Elba (just seen as helmeted gate-keeper Heimdall in 'Thor') is being courted for Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi film 'Pacific Rim,' an aliens-vs.-robots action film that sounds like 'War of the Worlds' meets 'Real Steel.'

The actor, who drew acclaim for his role as Stringer Bell on HBO's 'The Wire,' is also reportedly in contention for the lead in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming 'Django Unchained,' -- that is, if Will Smith doesn't take the role.
Elba just wrapped 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' with Nicolas Cage. His other films include '28 Days Later,' 'Obsessed,' 'Takers,' 'The Losers' and 'RocknRolla.'

Would you rather see him work with Del Toro or Tarantino next?

[via The Wrap]
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