Elba joins the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion as Solomon Reed, an FIA agent and "the only person players can trust."

Keanu Reeves was undeniably the coolest guy in Cyberpunk 2077, but the new trailer shown at The Game Awards for upcoming expansion Phantom Liberty puts his title in serious doubt. His unmistakable voice gave it away before we even saw his face in the trailer: It’s Idris Elba. In Cyberpunk 2077. Heck yeah.

Idris Elba plays a character named Solomon Reed (cool name, too). “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,” says CD Projekt.

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