First Look: Sharlto Copley as the Villain in Neill Blomkamp’s ‘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, 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 …

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