During a chat with MTV to promote his new movie Beasts of No Nation, British actor Idris Elba has offered up a few words on the currently-in-production Star Trek Beyond, which sees him taking on the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise as the main villain.
“Simon Pegg and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character. 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. 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. 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.”
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Star Trek Beyond is set for release on July 22nd 2016, with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) directing a cast that includes returning stars Chris Pine as James Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Zoë Saldana as Uhura, Karl Urban as Bones, John Cho as Sulu and Anton Yelchin as Chekov and new additions Idris Elba (Luther), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Joe Taslim (The Raid) and Lydia Wilson (About Time).