First Look: Sharlto Copley as the Villain in Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

December 24, 2012
Source: Empire

Sharlto Copley Elysium

What a badass. Hell yes! I was just talking with a friend last night about Sharlto Copley in this movie, how badass he looks, how he'll steal the show (or at least put up a damn good fight). Those of us at Comic-Con got a taste of this character, but now Empire has revealed an official first look photo of actor Sharlto Copley (who played the lead in District 9) in Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi Elysium, which was pushed to an August release next year. This time he plays the villain of the movie, an assassin named Kruger who carries around a sword and dresses like a homeless nomad. I'm sure we'll see more soon, but for now this is just a first look.

Elysium - Sharlto Copley as Kruger

Elysium, directed by South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (of District 9), focuses on Secretary Rhodes (Foster), a hardened government official, who will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. However, that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. Sony/Columbia has Elysium scheduled to land in theaters August 9th, 2013 next year.

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  • truong18
    can't even recognize him.
    • Dominic A
      looks like a dark-bearded Kris Kristoferson ..
  • Big Boss
    Those implants on his face look cool. I like the "older haggard assassin look". Very Metal Gear-ish.
  • Greedo
    My movie sense says that this is going to be the best genre film of the year, hands down.
  • I never really like face implants, but am looking forward to the movie.
  • Elbak
    I'm interested in seeing Copley in this. I thought he did well in D9, although his character was kind of a weasel (which I think was part of the reason some people didn't enjoy that film), and he was funny in A-Team. The actor seems to have some versatility, or is at least making an effort to vary the types of roles he is in, which I respect.
    • Cody W
      I think he partially made the A-team the solid flick that it is. I remember telling a couple of my friends that it was the same guy from D9 and they were totally convinced I was wrong.
      • Elbak
        LOL, I probably wouldn't have known either if I didn't remember the name.
  • Bob
    This movie is going to be in world's top10 in genre.
  • David Banner
    That's a quite good makeup job. The potato sack is a bit lame.
    • beevis
      so, dave noticed the makeup........hmmmmmm
      • David Banner
        Strange that you changed your avatar to something thick and long, are you compensating for something? If anything, I would have thought you would learn to spell your own name and change that.
  • Xerxexx
    Can. Not. Wait.
  • KimZ
    At first glimpse I thought that was Roger Rees.
  • Rosalee Adams
    he sure has changed gears from his role in District Nine Last we saw of him he was having a rough time and I thought for sure they might come back for him. >;-) THIS looks like it might be fun




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