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IMAGES: Idris Elba as Roland Deschain filming The Dark Tower in New York

July 5th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Last week we posted pictures of Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg, filming in Manhattan on The Dark Tower movie.

Well, you can’t have Flagg without his nemesis, the Last Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead, played by Idris Elba looking especially awesome in these new images from The Daily Mail.

We speculated in the last article that McConaughey is probably filming the scene where SPOILERS his character pushes young Jake Chambers under the wheels of a car on a busy New York street where he dies and wakes up in Mid-World, where he first meets Roland Deschain SPOILERS END.

Given the presence of Roland in New York we have to reckon that this could be the section of the second Dark Tower book, The Drawing of the Three, where Roland meets The Pusher… but we don’t want to go into this too much for those who don’t know the story…. if you do know the story then you’ll know when I’m talking about.

Given that we’re hearing the movie will focus on the fourth book The Wolves of the Calla, we have to assume that the story is anything but linear in this version… does that worry us? Yes. Are we still excited? Damn straight, we are…

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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….