Idris Elba Lays a Verbal Smackdown on Charlie Hunnam in ‘Pacific Rim’ Clip (Video)

"Luther" star dishes out some tough love to the soldier who may end up saving mankind

"Pacific Rim" promises giant robots battling giant monsters but the trailers, and now the first clip from director Guillermo del Toro's upcoming sci-fi movie, also promise multiple monologues from a domineering Idris Elba.

It appears that when he's not screaming about "cancelling the apocalypse," he's focused on keeping his fighting force in line. In this case, a washed up former pilot, played by Charlie Hunnam.

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"You have no idea who the hell I am or where I've come from and I am not about to tell you my whole life story," Elba says while scolding Hunnam.  "I do not need your sympathy or adoration, all I need is your compliance and your fighting skills. And if I can't get that, then you can go back to the wall that I found you crawling on."

Elba plays Hunnam's superior in a military force that operates Jaegers, giant robots that are Earth's last hope against Kaiju, giant monsters that emerge from beneath the ocean.

Warner Bros. is releasing the Legendary Pictures production in theaters on July 12.

Here's a preview of the conflict that will be on screen when buildings aren't being destroyed: