Idris Elba in Talks to Play the Villain in Star Trek 3

By on March 29, 2015


I think we can all agree that every movie could use more Idris Elba. It seems that studio execs agree and he is currently in talks to play the villain in the upcoming Star Trek 3 film.

According to a report by Nerdist, Elba would probably play the leader of the Klingons, one of the most known antagonists in the Star Trek world. The antagonists appeared briefly in the last film, Star Trek into Darkness and are so far rumored to be in the story of Star Trek 3 from Justin Lin.

Elba is most known for playing roles like Stinger Bell in “The Wire” and John Luther in the BBC series “Luther.” He has also appeared in several of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films as Heimdall in Asgard.

Star Trek 3 arrives in theaters on July 8, 2016.

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