Idris Elba Trains to Become a Kickboxer for His New Docuseries

Stringer steps into the ring.

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He may not be the next James Bond, but it looks like we’ll get to see Idris Elba kicking ass and taking names around the globe.

Deadline reports that the 43-year-old Golden Globe winner is currently pumping iron and mastering his uppercut for the upcoming three-part Discovery Channel docuseries Idris Elba: Fighter.

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The series, now filming, will trail The Wire star as he trains to become a kickboxer in locations like Japan, South Africa, and Cuba, sampling various fighting tactics from around the world. But that’s only half the battle.

The series will reportedly culminate in a fight between the actor and a veteran fighter, although Deadline is mum as to who will meet the wrath of Elba (we can only assume he’ll put up one hell of a fight).

I mean, just check out the footage he’s been teasing on Instagram:

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“It has been a lifelong ambition of mine to fight professionally,” said Elba, who is already an actor/designer/DJ/drag racer/Maxim coverguy. “Entering the ring to further test myself as a human being is a challenge I have been looking to take on for quite some time.”

Elba’s not entirely wet behind the ears, however. He reportedly kickboxed in his twenties, because of course.

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