The Sexy Heroes of Summer

Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman and more hunky stars are springing into action in the season's biggest movies

IDRIS ELBA

As mega-monsters rise from beneath the Pacific Ocean, humanity's only weapon involves building massive robots piloted by military members to do battle with the creatures at sea in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. Commanding officer Elba, who plays Marshal Stacker Pentecost, is in charge of ensuring success. "Godzilla would throw out the wrong sort of image, I think. We are talking about some big MF-ers," Elba told MTV.