Charlie Hunnam versus Idris Elba at ‘Pacific Rim’ premiere: who would you rather?

Woohoo! It’s almost like the triumphant return of Hot Guy Friday (RIP)! Here are some assorted photos from yesterday’s London premiere of Pacific Rim. This was the first premiere, and I guess they’re using the London premiere as the “European premiere”. It doesn’t really matter, because I’m sure we’re going to spend the next few weeks with lots and lots of photos of Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba, which means that it’s going to be a good summer.

When I went to see Man of Steel, the long trailer for Pacific Rim was shown, and good God, it looks like a terrible movie. Maybe it will be good, though, because I’m really not the best judge of those kinds of violent, destructive, sci-fi whatever boy-movies. It seemed like the film was like “what if people could control the Transformers and then the Transformers battled Sea Monsters?” and that was the pitch and they never really developed the film past that. Transformers Versus Krakens. Basically.

But! The movie does have a decent cast, and God knows, this is Charlie Hunnam’s big chance for movie stardom. But who can pay attention to Charlie when Idris Elba is in the room, wearing such a fabulous suit? And I’m also including a bonus photo of Charlie Day, just because I really do like him too. I don’t really want to do him, but I think he’s funny and I LOVE his voice.

So, who would I rather? Hm. Idris, probably. But I wouldn’t say no to Charlie either. Here’s the final trailer:

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Idris. For some reason Charlie reminds me of Spencer Pratt :P

  2. Mercy says:

    Mrs.Mercy Alba…nice ring uhu..HAHAHa.God what a YUMMY chocolatbar

  3. Kara says:

    Wow Charlie Hunnam looks delish ;) anyone know when Sons of Anarchy is coming back on TV? I need my weekly fix of him..

  4. Kara says:

    Wow Charlie Hunnam looks delish ;) anyone know when Sons of Anarchy is coming back on TV? I need my weekly fix of him..

  5. Maria says:

    This is tough because I like me some Idris but after catching up on SoA, I’m a have to go with Charlie…

    I’d take a Charlie/Idris sandwich though.

  6. pretty says:

    is that charlie day? he is the hottest of them all. :) )

  7. eska says:

    Idris. Without a hesitation. His body, his voice and stare – the epitome of male sexiness…
    Though I had a thing for Charlie during his ‘Hooligans’ days.

  8. marie says:

    oh, I’d take both and then fight off anyone who tries to steal them..both so sexy.

  9. Naomi says:

    Idris, Idris, Idris. Clearly that suit is loving its job.

  10. D says:

    Have you seen the mumford & sons video with Idris? Handsome fella ;)

  11. Jess says:

    Neither, Charlie Day all the way.

  12. Naye in VA says:

    Im going to see the movie just for Charlie Day. The previews were meh until I heard his sweet high pitch.

  13. Micki says:

    None of them. I’ll go back and take Jamie Fox if I have to choose

  14. Tiffany27 says:

    Idris in the front, Charlie Hunnam in the back, and Charlie Day can massage me afterward.

  15. Keats says:

    I will take all of the Charlies please!

  16. T.fanty says:

    Oh dear god, Idris. It’s a million degrees here today, plus humidity. In that suit, he is the epitome of a long, cool drink of water.

  17. Aenna says:

    Idris Elba…all day long.

  18. dahlia says:

    guillermo del toro directs this, so even if the trailer looks lame, I have faith it’s going to be good. Pans Labyrinth is one of my favorite movies.

  19. Adrien says:

    Off topic, I see Rinko Kikuchi is part of the cast. Nice to see her again.

  20. Lucrezia says:

    Can I pick a 4th option? I vote for whoever that guy is in the 7th pic … the one standing between Charlie and Idris. He’s cute.

  21. ncboudicca says:

    I think those suits are quite nice, but for some reason the empty belt loops are getting on my nerves.

  22. drea says:

    This one’s kinda tough but I’d choose Dris. Because I’d take that man any time any day. Charlie, on the other hand, only seems to appeal to me now when he’s decked out as Jax. Maybe this movie will change my mind.

  23. Megan says:

    Idris all day and Sunday. That man is perfection.

  24. LAK says:

    Too many negatives coming at me…….

    Idris looks like one of my uncles here, can’t unsee it, so eeeewwwww!!

    What is sean from Eastenders doing there?

  25. Reece says:

    Hmmm, sandwiches! I will take nothing less.

  26. Dawn says:

    Charlie. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Charlie.

  27. The Original Tiffany says:

    Idris, always! Where’s my Kitten, I already know her vote.

    RIP HGF!!! I miss you.

  28. Suze says:

    Idris because he’s closer to my age and that does it for me – and he is aging very, very well. Also, he has the world’s best smile.

    Charlie cute as he is could be my son and I just can’t go there.

  29. skipper says:

    CHARLIE! If you have any doubt, watch The Ledge. His hotness will make you melt. I would love to give him a Pacific Rim job.

  30. skipper says:

    CHARLIE! If you have any doubt, watch The Ledge. His hotness will make you melt. I would love to give him a Pacific Rim job.

  31. Leah says:

    Idris!! He is kind of old but he is so sexy and charismatic.

  32. rosecolouredglasses says:

    Idris. All. Day.

  33. GeeMoney says:

    Idris, Idris, Idris! Soooo hot.

  34. Yummm says:

    Charlie all day every day. Idris just got outed as possibly cheating on his wife.

  35. Nicolette says:

    Charlie Hunnam, no doubt. That man is sexy as hell to me, and I’d wear him out! Please keep the pics coming all summer :)

  36. Bex says:

    Big Dris all day long! The movie doesn’t look like my thing but I will go see it for him and Guillermo del Toro who is fabulous.

    Charlie Day is a cutie.

  37. Miss M says:


    ps: HGF, I miss you! sniff

  38. Thiajoka says:

    Idris, always and forever.

  39. Side-Eye says:

    I read a comment once that said that Idris Elba looks like how good cologne smells, and now I can’t get it out of my head.

  40. Ari says:

    Idris all the way like IS THIS EVEN A QUESTION lol

  41. Tania says:

    Oh my. Those are two very fine men! One in the front, one in the back, I don’t see what’s the problem?

  42. bagladey says:

    Ooooh, Idris all the way.

  43. Sumodo1 says:

    Thanks for the almost return of HGF!

  44. Meanchick says:

    Transformers versus the Kraken. LOL! I got that too.

  45. I Choose Me says:

    Idris. No question.

  46. Cheryl says:

    It isn’t fair to put anyone (ANYONE!) as the other choice when the ONLY choice is Mr. Elba……

  47. Lindsey says:

    pffft as if there’s even a contest. IDRIS ELBA. All day everyday.

  48. Rjennica says:

    Oh dear sweet jesus Idris Alba. I am not even close to being a religious person, but am sure I would have a religious experience with this gorgeous gorgeous man!

  49. amilu says:

    Idris. Always!

    My feelings about Charlie Day echo yours. Love him…but not like *that*.

    Charlie Hunnam does nothing for me, but then I’ve never seen SoA. If I had to pick a beefy blond (they’re not really my cuppa), I’d take the guy everyone always confuses with him — Travis Fimmel from “Vikings.”

    (Why did Hot Guy Friday cease to be?)

  50. Ruffian9 says:

    Um, both. And a gazebo on the beach for everyone.

  51. karaokegirl says:

    BOTH! At the same time! Its impossible to choose! The tastiest cast ever!!!!!!!!!

  52. Christina says:

    Idris , no question. Charlie Hunnam has a gross beard. I don’t like it , and his hair looks like it smells. Charlie Day on the other hand is adorable and I would take him in a second. Though if it just comes down to Hunnam or Elba…it is Elba all the way.

  53. HeyHey says:

    The answer in this situations is always both. The question now is both at the same time or one after the other and then rinse and repeat.

  54. the artful dodger says:

    Idris is more attractive but Charlie just looks like he knows how to bring it. Tough call!

  55. MrsBPitt says:

    I’ll take one of each, please!

  56. Amelia says:

    Idris for sure. I’ve had a thing for him ever since he played drug lord Stringer Bell in The Wire, a wonderful series on HBO. Stringer was a bad dude with virtually no redeeming qualities, but Idris played the part so perfectly you cared about his character and besides, he was hot! And he used an American accent.
    Add the British accent, and Idis is even better!

  57. chalkdustgirl says:

    Both please *smiling innocently*.

  58. Jay says:

    Idris Elba, all day every day.

  59. FunFactor says:

    Recently my 24-year-old daughter (a pretty blonde) informed me she was taking a sauna at her health club in W. Hollywood, and in comes this guy named Charlie Hunnam, who chats with her for 10 minutes. I’m chagrined to say I had to google Charlie–never watched Sons of Anarchy–and when I viewed his photos, yummmmm!

  60. dcypher1 says:

    I’ll take Charlie day over any of those guys. He’s hot and funny.

  61. wowsa says:

    Pardon my sluttiness, but I would do all 3! I think they’re all absolutely sexy.

  62. Incognita says:

    Idris could get it any day. Please don’t tell my hubby!