Vanity Fair even says so:
Should Idris Elba play Superman?
Sure, Henry Cavill already has the job, from both Man of Steel and the upcomingBatman vs. Superman movie, but Idris Elba dressed as Superman while DJing a Halloween party and, in his own words, got a lot of compliments. So if Cavill’s ever in the mood to hang up the cape, Elba—star of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and eternal icon from The Wire—is ready to take over.
Talking to V.F.’s Krista Smith behind the scenes of our 2014 Hollywood Issuecover shoot, Elba revealed the embarrassing details of his first on-screen job, where he gets recognized as Stringer Bell from The Wire, and the beatboxing skills you probably didn’t know he had. See it all in the video above, and for more from behind the scenes of the Hollywood issue cover shoot, take a look at the gallery below.