Published on Jul 4, 2013
At the Pacific Rim premiere, Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and the rest of the cast respond to Kanye West's supportive tweet and discuss alien invasions. The Hackney-born actor joined co-stars Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky and director Guillermo del Toro at the BFI Imax cinema.
Elba said: "I think that's probably one of the best parts of it - this is my hometown and this is a big Hollywood film and here I am in London, on the Southbank. I love it!"
The film has received a major star endorsement.
Rapper Kanye West has called it one of his favourite movies of all time. After watching a pre-screening he proclaimed de Toro "a master".
Pacific Rim is set in the future when the world has been invaded by huge monsters.
Elba plays Stacker Pentecost, who leads a team of pilots who power giant robots to try and save the world. The film opens in cinemas on Friday July 12. Report by Poppy Jamie.
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