Idris Elba’s upcoming movies

Taryn Davies
Published: April 19, 2016

Idris Elba has a big cinema month with the release of The Jungle Book and Bastille Day, so we look forward to see what other movies he has coming up.

Finding Dory

The sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo will finally be released this year, and this time the story focuses on Dory. She's on the search for her family, and of course, that means we're all in for an adventure.

Elba voices Fluke a lazy sea lion who is rehabilitated at the Marine Life Institute.

Idris Elba will voice Fluke in Finding Dory

Rudder (Dominic West) and Fluke (Idris Elba) in Finding Dory

In cinemas July 29

Star Trek Beyond

Idris plays the villain in the third instalment of the rebooted Star Trek film series. Don't expect him to be anything like Benedict Cumberbatch's villain Khan though. Simon Pegg admits that Idris even helped to shape the character too.

In cinemas July 22

A Hundred Streets

Elba stars alongside Gemma Arterton in A Hundred Streets, an independent film about living in London. The film tells the story of four people living in the capital.

The film was financed with charitable donations and aims to raise money for select charities too. There have been fundraising events done before they started filming and some people from the charities are even appearing in the film too.


No release date announced

Idris Elba's upcoming movies

Idris Elba
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The Dark Tower

We've had to wait a long time for The Dark Tower, and it finally has a release date. Based on Stephen King's seven-book series, The Dark Tower sees Elba star as Roland Deschain a gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey is Walter Padick, the man in black.

The Dark Tower is just one film at the moment, but there is a possibility for more.

In cinemas January 13 2017

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