Idris Elba eyed for villain role in Star Trek 3
Idris Elba is in early talks to play a vicious villain in the upcoming Star Trek 3 film, Variety reports. Although details on the British actor’s potential role are being kept under wraps, sources suggest that the Klingons may be the main evildoers in this film, but sources would not confirm if that was the case. Paramount and Skydance have yet to comment.
Best known for his role on HBO’s “The Wire,” Elba is rumored to play the main villain from the well-statured warrior race. Justin Lin will be directing the pic, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin all on board to reprise their roles.
The third film, produced by J.J. Abrams along with his producing partner, Bryan Burke; and Skydance’s David Ellison, is expected to be begin production in June. In July 2016 the sci-fi flick will hit theaters just in time to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the “Star Trek” TV show. In the meantime, you can catch Elba in The Gunman and Avengers: Age of Ultron later this year. The 42-year-old is currently filming a two-episode special for the popular U.K. series “Luther.”
Earlier this year, Elba was even rumored to be the first Black James Bond. Unfortunately for fans, he quickly shot down the rumors … “Isn’t 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I’ve got a shot! Happy New Year people,” he tweeted. Either way, we’re happy to see this man back on the big screen. For a look at the many roles that made him famous, hit the flip.