- He was nominated for a ABFF Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year for his work on Thor: The Dark World.
- He won a NAACP Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work on Thor: Ragnarok
- Idris Elba also portrayed Moreau in the Sony Pictures Studios production Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
- Elba has stated that he liked the concept behind Heimdall's eyes so much that he used the same concept for Moreau, which is why Moreau's eyes are identical to Heimdall's.
- Idris Elba also portrayed William Roque in the comic book adaptation The Losers. The film also starred Chris Evans.
- Idris Elba is one of the actors to portray characters for both Marvel Studios and Pixar, both of which are owned by Walt Disney Pictures. He voiced Fluke in Finding Dory.
- Idris Elba worked again with Josh Dallas in Zootopia.
- Idris Elba, along with Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau, Lupita Nyong'o, and Garry Shandling provided the voices for characters in The Jungle Book.
- Idris Elba previously worked with Jeremy Renner in 28 Weeks Later.
- Idris Elba previously worked with Karl Urban in Star Trek: Beyond.
- Idris Elba previously worked with Chris O'Dowd in Molly's Game.
- Idris Elba previously worked with Josh Brolin in American Gangster.
- Idris Elba later worked with Claudia Kim in The Dark Tower.
- Idris Elba later worked with Zoe Saldana in The Losers, Takers and Star Trek: Beyond.