Idris Elba Now in Early Talks to Play Unknown Villain in 'Star Trek 3'

March 25, 2015
Source: Variety

Idris Elba

As of now, we still know very little about Star Trek 3 when it comes to the story. What we do know so far is that Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin will all be back on the Enterprise, with Pegg pulling double duty as co-writer of the script with Doug Jung. Getting behind the camera this time is Justin Lin of the Fast & Furious franchise, which has certainly raised some eyebrows. And now it's time for the supporting cast to get filled out, including the new villain for the sequel, and Variety has word that Pacific Rim and Thor: The Dark Wold star Idris Elba is in talks for the key role.

As of now there's no word on who he would play, but there have been rumblings of the Klingons being the main adversaries this time. And when you consider the events of Star Trek Into Darkness, which saw Kahn (Benedict Cumberbatch) stirring up some trouble on the Klingon planet of Kronos, it's no surprise that they might be mad at Starfleet. Elba would make for one hell of a Klingon villain, so we're hoping this deal actually gets finalized. In the meantime, hopefully we hear some story details on this sequel soon, and there's likely some more new cast members coming too, so stay tuned.

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The man is on fire, which is very welcome!.. but he still isn't bond. Sorry.

Mr Chatterbox on Mar 25, 2015


I think I would actually love to see him play Bond.

Franklin Carpio on Mar 25, 2015


me too, would be badass...

ari smulders on Mar 25, 2015


I agree. I think he would of made an awesome Bond.

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 26, 2015


I think he didn't want to. Didn't the rumors reach him and he said that he doesn't care if there's a black Bond but he doesn't want to be known as the first one?

OfficialJab on Mar 25, 2015


Hell yea Idris!

Franklin Carpio on Mar 25, 2015


great choice because he can act!

ari smulders on Mar 25, 2015


since you are the one everyone goes to for acting advice

Sky on Mar 25, 2015


Those with a talent yes, but sorry it's not for you...

ari smulders on Mar 25, 2015


It's totally not for me, i have more talent in my pinky nail than you do in your whole body (since we are just assuming things)

Sky on Mar 26, 2015


Maybe so but check soundcloud srce3316 or mixcloud 3316, it's me!

ari smulders on Mar 26, 2015


Yes. BIG BAD. Elba can play great bad guys and bad good guys.

DAVIDPD on Mar 25, 2015


Idris is a badass.

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 26, 2015

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