Report: Idris Elba Eyed for Role in ‘Star Trek 3’

Idris Elba

Idris Elba is in early talks to play the villain in Star Trek 3, reports Variety.

Details of the role have been kept hidden, but early rumors suggest that Klingons would be the main villains in the upcoming film because they have not had a significant role in the past installments.

Though Elba’s role in the film has not been confirmed, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Simon Pegg  are all reprising their respective roles.

J.J. Abrams, who directed the last two films, is producing the third film in the rebooted franchise.The film will be directed by Fast & Furious‘ Justin Lin.

Star Trek 3 is set for release on July 8, 2016, which is the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise.

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