Could Idris Elba be the Next ‘STAR TREK’ Villain?

Idris Elba is in early talks to play the main baddie in Star Trek 3, according to Variety. Like Benedict Cumberbatch, we think it’s safe to say that Elba can star in anything and be amazing.

Although for what role Elba could be in talks is under wraps, early rumors suggest that Elba could expand upon the Klingon story. Good, because I still feel cheated when Into Darkness did next to nothing with our favorite warrior race. Variety’s sources could not confirm either way, and Paramount and Skydance isn’t commenting on the subject right now.

If Elba is cast, he’ll be joining with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin who are all returning to reprise their roles. Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) is directing, and Pegg and Doug Jung are writing the script.

J.J. Abrams is producing as well as Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison. Production is set to start in June.

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