May 26 2024

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Pegg Writing Kickass Role For Elba

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It’s not known yet what Idris Elba‘s role in Star Trek 3 will be, but Simon Pegg is hard at work writing it and promises a “kickass role” for the actor.

Pegg made his comments during an event promoting Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.

Elba’s role will be an original character, promised Pegg. “Idris is an extraordinary actor and we’re trying to write him a kickass role,” he said. “This is the five year mission; we’re out there. We don’t need to keep bumping into the same five people. It’s a massive universe!”

Pegg didn’t say whether Elba would be playing a character from a familiar race or not, and he joked with the interviewer when asked if Elba would actually be in the movie. “I think so,” he said. “Honestly, I read these things on the Internet…as far as I know, that’s happening.”

More of Pegg’s Trek discussion can be found beginning at the halfway mark of the video below.

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7 thoughts on “Pegg Writing Kickass Role For Elba

  1. to use an old phrase from England, ‘this is going to be piss’… hope it translates.

  2. I’m both incredibly disappointed and scared that Pegg is being allowed anywhere near writing a Star Trek film. But then, this abomination isn’t Star Trek anyway.

  3. I don’t know. He’s certainly a more competent writer than we’ve had on these so far. Then again so is my eight-year-old niece, but still.

  4. Given how terrible he’s been as Scotty, I’m sadly not going to give him any leeway at all unless he churns out something that wins an Oscar for best screenplay.

  5. There’s that Trek fan optimism and open-mindedness!! Look, he’s written some quite terrific stuff. I’m not worried.

    Young minds, fresh ideas — be tolerant.

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