June 22 2024


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Elba: Trek’s New Villain

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Idris Elba, who will be playing the main villain in Star Trek Beyond, had a few words to say about the franchise.

The actor also has a favorite Star Trek character.

Filming has begun on Star Trek Beyond, and Elba is working with his favorite Trek character.

“Almost everyone was a Trekkie, really, weren’t they? I wouldn’t say I was a hardcore one but I definitely watched that show a million times,” he said.

Who was his favorite on Star Trek? “Spock was probably my favorite character,” he said, “and in [Star Trek Beyond] I have some scenes with Zachary Quinto.

Elba loves being an actor. “…There are loads of roles I’d love to play, as an actor I’m still growing,” he said. “As long as I have an audience that enjoys watching me, I’ll keep on doing it. I’m never going to stop acting, I love it too much. I just want to keep the variety there.”

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22 thoughts on “Elba: Trek’s New Villain

  1. In the new film, the Enterprise makes a pit stop at Starbase 3 just so Bones can visit the local “Bed, Bath & Beyond.”

  2. Fine, as long as he doesn’t pop open a bottle of Budweiser while he talks on his Nokia phone.

  3. I can see it but he’s playing a villain and I’m sure they’re going with a new character this time around.

  4. I don’t know. It was clear Praxis had been destroyed (by the Romulans), leaving Quo’Nos’ atmosphere contaminated. Elba plays a Klingon and it looks like he has a daughter. And he worked a lot with Quinto (Spock). I think I’m signing out now.

  5. All the talk has been that they are going to new parts of the galaxy and meeting new species, so it’s unlikely to be a Klingon-centric movie.

  6. That’s what the talk is. And Idris Elba is the main villain. And as much as the producers lied about BC not being Khan in the last movie, very few people will find it that easy to believe them otherwise this time. So what are you going to try and tell me, that Elba is playing another deranged human being? All this is just continuing with the wash, rinse, repeat cycle.

  7. No, Lin and Pegg have both said they think the new movie should stop repeating old Trek stuff and do something new. A lot of talk about the 5-year mission and the opportunity it presents for encountering new things. Elba is playing a new alien (or else a Kurtz-like character).

  8. Elba is playing a Klingon. And Pegg was one of the front running liars in the days before, during, and after, the filming of STID, saying that BC was not playing Khan. He will lie, which, he has to by contract. I just know not to believe what he says.

  9. Go ahead. Believe whatever Pegg says, because now he doesn’t lie, but most of all, please, go bother someone else.

  10. So because they’re (probably) focusing on a Klingon in the next movie, it’s going to be bad? Hate to break it to you, but this is a space opera/action adventure franchise, not a hard sci-fi/exploration one (and it works better that way, IMHO.) I’d suggest sticking to the fan productions and the previous shows and movies.

    Also, Star Trek has to be for everybody beyond just the core fanbase.

  11. Remember, nobody said you have to see it (or frankly for that matter, comment about it.)

  12. As far as I know, the only way YOU own this website, is in YOUR mind. Therefore, YOU cannot control who comments about what, Junior. I think I’ve already stated that I’m not interested in seeing it, unless something huge happens, like not attempting another remake. My favorite villains/aliens just happen to be the Klingons, so that part is not a turn off. And I am looking forward to the Axanar production. It’s not a remake.
    Also, I don’t mind Star Trek being made for everybody. That’s good. It attracts more people to the fandom, and insures the likelihood of the franchise continuing well into the future. What I mind, is a remake, especially one that’s filled will silly, bubblegum lines, and antics. And that was this last submission.
    Admonish your little brother or sister for jollies, before you try it on me again.

  13. Oh, why can’t they? At least this makes the universe of Star Trek more honest than as described on TNG

  14. It’s not a question of honesty – such crass product placement really took me out of the movie.

  15. Considering that the Federation and United Earth were capitalist in Star Trek-The Original Series anyway, I don’t really see the problem.

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