Meet The Artist Who Envisioned Idris Elba in Cyberpunk 2077 Two Years Ago

Bro did it before it was cool!

At the Game Awards 2022, CD Projekt Red released the second official teaser for the upcoming DLC for Cyberpunk 2077, Phantom Liberty. The teaser revealed that the beloved actor Idris Elba as Solomon Reed, will be joining the Cyberpunk 2077 squad in Phantom Liberty. 

But what if I tell you that someone manifested the appearance of Idris Elba in Cyberpunk 2077? Meet Zsolt Kosa, a digital artist from Hungary who made the fan art of Idris Elba in Cyberpunk avatar two years ago when the hype for Cyberpunk 2077 was at its peak, and its theme was trending. You can see the Idris Elba fan art by Zsolt Kosa below; it is also posted on his ArtStation page.

Thanks to Eurogamer for finding this hidden gem. Victoria Kennedy from Eurogamer reached out to Zsolt to record his reaction to this great achievement.

When I first read the news I got goosebumps and couldn’t stop smiling for hours, I still can’t believe it. Seeing my idea become a reality is always exciting.”

-Zsolt Kosa told Eurogamer

Kosa is now a well-established artist on ArtStation, and before that, he worked for over ten years in the gaming industry as a 2D artist. His portfolio also includes some works with well-known firms like Blizzard and Warner Bros. 

Victoria also asks Kosa for his future predictions for Cyberpunk 2077 and does he want to comment on which actors he would like to see in the game next, to which he replies:

Tom Hardy or Zoe Saldana will look good on the streets of Night City.”

It will be interesting to see what other characters or actors CD Projekt Red is planning to add in Cyberpunk 2077. Cyberpunk 2077 is available to play on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. While Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be released only for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

So, what are your thoughts about this? Did you know about this prediction before? Let us know in the comment section below.


Farhan Ali

Farhan is a passionate writer with an undying love for games, PC hardware, and technology. With nearly 5 years of experience in blogging and over 14 years of experience in gaming, this is what he loves and does best.
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