- He was nominated for a ABFF Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year for his work on Thor: The Dark World.
- 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 and Zoe Saldana.
- Idris Elba, along with Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau, 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.