Idris Elba Talks Playing STAR TREK BEYOND's "Groundbreaking" Antagonist

Idris Elba Talks Playing STAR TREK BEYOND's "Groundbreaking" Antagonist

Idris Elba Talks Playing STAR TREK BEYOND's "Groundbreaking" Antagonist

Unsurprisingly (given that it's a JJ Abrams production), we still know very little about Idris Elba's villainous role in Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond. However, the talented Brit recently shed a little light on his incoming antagonist, and had plenty of encouraging things to say about his role.


Not much is known about Idris Elba's villainous role in Star Trek Beyond. The British actor himself has kept very quiet on details. However, while promoting the upcoming release of his latest film Beasts Of No Nation, he had some very encouraging things to say about his mystery antagonist. "Simon [Pegg] and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character," he told MTV. "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 continued, "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." He also teased a few additional story details. "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."

This relaunched Star Trek series has seen two solid villains so far in Eric Bana's Nero and Benedict Cumberbatch's John 'Not Khan' Harrison. Do you think Idris Elba has the potential to be the best yet? As always, be sure to sound off with your thoughts below!

Following a two week delay, Star Trek Beyond now hits theatres 22 July, 2016.
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