Very little information exists about the villainous role Idris Elba plays in the upcoming “Star Trek Beyond” other than the fact that writer and Scotty actor Simon Pegg confirmed that he won’t be a Klingon. However, Elba himself finally opened up and revealed a little bit — but not a whole lot — of information about the character, which he calls “groundbreaking.”
“Simon [Pegg] and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character,” Elba told MTV News. “You’ve never seen me play a character like this.
I think ‘Star Trek’ has prided themselves as being quite classic when it comes to villains, like ‘he’s a guy who wants to end the world,’ there’s no doubt about that. But in this version of the film, there’s a slightly different twist to that,” Elba went on to add. “It’s quite an interesting journey, which I think is groundbreaking for the franchise. But, it still keeps with the ‘classic bad guy is a classic bad guy’ tone.”
“Star Trek Beyond” is set to reunite the main cast of 2009’s “Star Trek” and 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness,” with Justin Lin (known for his work on the “Fast & Furious” franchise) taking the directorial reins from J.J. Abrams. The screenplay is by Pegg and Doug Jung. The film opens July 22, 2016.
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