Idris Elba in talks to join Mouse Guard cast alongside Andy Serkis

If Idris is in it, the movie will be good (Picture: Rex)

Idris Elba could be joining Lord Of The Rings actor Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in a Fox adaptation of popular comic Mouse Guard.

The Boom! Studios comic adaptation will be directed by Wes Ball (the man behind the Maze Runner), with the film set in a medieval world.

It will tell the story of an order of mice who are sworn protectors of the realm.

The 46-year-old Luther star is reportedly in talks to play Celanawe, an ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.’

We’re here for it.

Is there anything he can’t do? Probably not, tbh (Picture: BBC)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Serkis will star as the villain – which isn’t a big surprise given his proclivity towards dark characters.

Brodie-Sangster, who starred in Love Actually, will play the role of Lieam, who has to prove is bravery in the movie.

Production for the stop-motion capture film is expected to start in May.

There were once whispers that he was in the running to be the next James Bond…(Picture: Rex)

Elba has his finger in a great many pies as of late.

He recently released a track called Boasty with Stefflon Don and Sean Paul, he’s got regular DJ gigs that takes him across the world (including Coachella) and he regularly stars in films and TV shows.

His latest was a stint in Avengers: Infinity War and his upcoming appearance in the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw.

Is there anything he can’t do?

Speaking about his love of music and acting, and how he juggles the two, he said: ‘DJing is my first love. I’m a creative, but DJing was the first stop.

‘That’s where I started. By the time I was about 13, I was DJing for house parties. And then, I met my drama teacher, and the DJing went out the window.

‘I became an actor. But the truth is that I’ve kept DJing alongside my acting career. It’s one of those things that I just really like to do.

‘It grounds me, completely. I love music, and I love making music.

‘What I did not what to do was market my DJing based on my acting. But recently, there’s been this crazy cross-roads of stuff happening, all together, with Coachella and Turn Up Charlie.

‘It all looks like a marketing plan, but it isn’t. I promise, I’m not that clever.’

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