Idris Elba is suited up for Pacific Rim

How about this, GDT fans?  An honest-to-God flight suit for a Jaeger, worn by Idris Elba’s character, Stacker Pentecost.  The Jaeger will be mankind’s weapons against gigantic monsters flooding out of the Pacific Rim, and Guillermo Del Toro gave TotalFilm an on-the-record description of both!

Check out the interview below!

“So much of the creation of the movie was having the best creative experience I’ve ever had in Hollywood,” the director says.

Here’s a taster of what del Toro had to say about Pacific Rim. For more, pick up the latest issue of Total Film, out now…

What sort of scale are you working on?
When we’re talking about the physicality of the fight, we ended up building several blocks of Hong Kong. And literally demolished them. We built a building and then we took down the buildings.

We built command centres of the robots that were the size of the house. We started them on hydraulic rigs that shoot and elevated them and moved them round so you could really get a sense of the physical nature driving a robot like this.

How did Charlie Hunnam get cast?
The funny thing is Charlie was one of my only two choices for the prince of Hellboy II: The Golden Army. I met with him. He screen tested. I loved Charlie before Sons Of Anarchy. He always brought a certain honesty. He’s the kind of guy that women will love who guys won’t hate.

He’s the right side of honest and good looking that you don’t want to punch him in the face. You want to have a pint with the guy. You want to take him to the pub. There’s male bonding energy with this guy that I thought was perfect for the character.

Even more info is available in the latest issue, where Guillermo describes the “gladiator” Jaegers and monsters that honor the tradition of Japanese kaiju. Check out the issues in newstands or via iPad for more.

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