The actor took to Twitter over the weekend to share an image that says, "Remember the face of your father," and captioned the post, "I am Roland, son of Steven, son of Henry, true descendant of Arthur. And I have not forgotten."
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) June 19, 2016
According to The A.V. Club, the post reveals a lot about Elba's protagonist, Roland Deschain, a.k.a. The Gunslinger. Here's the scoop from the site:
The "Arthur" he's referencing is Arthur Eld, the Dark Tower universe's take on King Arthur, whose legendary sword Excalibur was melted down to make the revolvers that Roland carries on his quest. Also, the symbol in the picture is Arthur Eld's sigil from the books, and "remember the face of your father" is a well-known expression in that world that essentially means "keep it together." In other words, these are solid references that seem to indicate that the people making this movie actually know what they're doing.
That's certainly good news for diehard fans of the series, who've no doubt been a bit confused about some of the odd casting intel that's leaked since the flick was first announced. Here, it appears Elba -- and the rest of the creative team, including director Nikolaj Arcel -- is committed to keeping the core of the series intact as it prepares to finally hit the big screen. We're eager to see just how faithful the final product turns out to be.
"The Dark Tower" is due in theaters on February 17, 2017.
[via: Idris Elba, h/t The A.V. Club]
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Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil. Read More