Everything we know about Idris Elba’s character so far in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Idris Elba In Phantom Liberty
Screenshot: CD Projekt

Idris Elba is one of the main stars in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, but what is his character? There’s a lot we know about Idris Elba’s Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty character and a lot that’s being saved for the full release. Here is everything we know about Idris Elba’s character in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.

Who does Idris Elba play in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty?

Idris Elba plays a character named Solomon Reed in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. This is a brand new character introduced in the Phantom Liberty DLC alongside the Dogtown location and Songbird.

Related: Everything we know about Songbird so far in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Who is Solomon Reed in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty?

Solomon Reed is a secret agent who works in NUSA’s FIA, which is basically the CIA but, you know, futuristic. In the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty cinematic trailer, we see Solomon Reed get gunned down by Arasaka troopers and left for dead.

Some extra context to that clip, So Mi, aka Songbird, the woman in the NUSA ship, is an FIA recruit that Solomon Reed took under his wing. The two worked together and created a strong bond, but the soldiers that “kill” Solomon Reed are sent by So Mi.

In Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Solomon Reed is undercover as a sleeper agent. He’ll run into V and Johnny Silverhand, and we’ll see what happens between him and Songbird.

That’s all we know about Solomon Reed so far in Cyberpunk: 2077, but the developers have revealed that Idris Elba has produced and rapped on two new songs available through the in-game radios. The new Dark Star radio station will feature these two songs, and Idris Elba’s DJing will be featured in songs on the new Impulse radio station.

While Solomon Reed is no Johnny Silverhand, we can’t wait to hear the Idris Elba tracks on the radio. We also can’t wait to experience the story of Solomon Reed and how it’ll affect V and the general narrative of Cyberpunk 2077.

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.