Idris Elba in Talks to Join “Mouse Guard”

Idris Elba. Photo by Michael Buckner/Deadline/REX/Shutterstock (9188866dx)

Idris Elba is in talks to join Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic.

The adaptation is directed by Wes Ball (Maze Runner)is looking to land the very much in-demand actor to star alongside the previously cast Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba is in final negotiations to star as legendary champion Celanawe, “an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.” Serkis will portray the villainous blacksmith Midnight and Brodie-Sangster will play Lieam, one of the Mouse Guard’s youngest members.

The adaptation is based on the Mouse Guard series created, written and illustrated by David Peterson launched in 2006. It tells the story of a brotherhood of mice sworn to serve their fellow mice in a medieval world. The live-action fantasy movie will use the same technology employed in the Planet of the Apes films. 

Production is expected to begin this spring.