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Idris Elba doesn’t want to hear your complaints about The Dark Tower

September 12th, 2017 by Marc Comments

One of the biggest disappointments of 2017 (at least so far) was The Dark Tower movie.

Based on one of the best series of books around and written by the master story teller, Stephen King, the tale was greatly anticipated by fans all over the world, many of whom – like myself – had been waiting almost 30 years for it.

And when I came out, despite moments of greatness shining (ahem) through, the movie was a definite let down.

And now star Idris Elba, who played Roland of Gilead in the movie, has made it clear he doesn’t want to hear your opinions on how bad the movie is: “Ultimately, everyone has an opinion and that’s okay.

“I’d imagine that a film like The Dark Tower — if you know anything about the literature — it’s a very hard book to digest, and it’s definitely a hard book to adapt. Until one of the reviewers that had something to say adapts it and does a great job, well I don’t want to hear what they have to say.”

Making a mere $107m worldwide, it’s pretty clear the movie was a disaster at the box office and critically and Elba is quick to point out that he’s in the dark about the sequels’ likeliness to happen or the TV show that was set to happen too: “Yeah, I don’t actually know [about sequels], if I’m really honest. I do know about the TV series and I’m not sure where we are with that, but I couldn’t tell you what’s going to happen next. As you know the film was sort of mixed reviews, and some loved it and I think some hated it, so who knows.” 

Sadly, while we really want the world to be properly realised on screen, we reckon this false start is unlikely to be the place where it begins.

But we could always be wrong…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….