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Idris Elba 'The Dark Tower' (2017) Outfit Now On Display In 'Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic' Exhibition at MoPOP

Idris Elba 'The Dark Tower' (2017) Outfit Now On Display In 'Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic' Exhibition at MoPOP
Outfit, flask, and powder horn worn by Idris Elba as the Gunslinger in 'The Dark Tower' (2017), MoPOP Permanent Collection; Prop revolvers used in 'The Dark Tower' (2017), courtesy of Kurt Root

Not all Knights carry swords.

That much is true inside Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic at the Museum of Pop Culture, where an outfit worn by a pistol-wielding Idris Elba in The Dark Tower is now on display for the very first time, located just inside the exhibition's large swinging door. 

In the 2017 film, based on Stephen King's dark-fantasy novel series of the same name, Elba plays Roland Deschain, aka The Gunslinger, an immortal warrior charged with protecting reality itself.

Opposing The Gunslinger is a magician named Walter Padick, also called the Man in Black (played by Matthew McConaughey), who wishes to destroy the Dark Tower, an interdimensional gateway at the center of the universe. If the Man in Black succeeds, he will unleash a horde of monsters out to destroy reality itself. Yikes.

Idris Elba outfit from 'The Dark Tower' (2017)

Outfit, flask, and powder horn worn by Idris Elba as the Gunslinger in 'The Dark Tower' (2017), MoPOP Permanent Collection; Prop revolvers used in 'The Dark Tower' (2017), courtesy of Kurt Root

The Dark Tower outfit replaces the Sugar Plum Fairy costume, wand, and tiara from Pacific Northwest Ballet's The Nutcracker, which was placed on display in the gallery earlier this year.


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