Idris Elba is a bad ass as the Gunslinger in this trailer and I would watch anything with him in it. I retract my previous statements about him being too old for James Bond because he looks awesome. I have been a big fan of his for a very long time and it is great to see him get a leading role in a big movie. Not sure how I feel about his accent but there is always a strong presence in his voice. Matthew McConaughey looks like he could be an interesting villain, since we do not often see him play the bad guy. Though at the moment it just feels like he is Matthew McConaughey rather than the Man in Black, but that will probably change when the movie start.
I have not read the book so I am not familiar with the story or the source material but I am excited. As far as I know you do not have to read the books to appreciate the movie but it doesn’t hurt to read. This looks like a cool mix between a fantasy movie and a western that is going to include some incredible action. The character is called the Gunslinger after all. I think the history surrounding the Gunslinger and the Man in Black was teased quite well and I look forward to seeing these two great actors go up against each other.
Over all I think this was a strong trailer that showed just enough of the story to get the audience interested and enough action that the audience will become hooked. I am really looking forward to The Dark Trailer and lucky we do not have to wait long to see it.