Idris Elba has a substantial role in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, according to a brand-new teaser trailer for the upcoming spy-thriller expansion that CD PROJEKT RED has released, featuring not only new in-game and gameplay footage but also the reveal of a recognizable cast member.
“The teaser shown at the annual awards gala gives players an all new look at Night City’s Dogtown, where the expansion will be primarily set, as well as flashes of gameplay and brand new additions,” CD PROJEKT RED wrote before going on to confirm the name of Elba’s character, Solomon Reed, a veteran New United States of America agent.
Played by actor Idris Elba (Luther, Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, The Suicide Squad), who’s joining the cast of Phantom Liberty alongside Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand, Reed is a veteran New United States of America agent, and apparently the only person players can trust to help them fulfill an impossible mission of espionage and survival. Following the teaser’s climax, the actor appeared in a special video message directed at the audience and gamers worldwide, commenting on the character of Reed and his role in Phantom Liberty’s story.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2023, with an exact release date and pricing to be revealed at a later date.
Phantom Liberty is being regarded as Cyberpunk 2077’s first and only expansion.
Elba, who turned 50 this year, recently starred as Dr. Nate Samuels in Beast, a movie that centers around a family that visits South Africa but gets attacked by a large lion.
Samuels fights the lion at the end of the movie.