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Elba’s Star Trek Beyond Villain

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Idris Elba spoke briefly about his Star Trek Beyond villain character.

Elba will not be a Klingon, but an original character.

Simon [Pegg] and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character,” said Elba. “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, like ‘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.”

Working on Star Trek Beyond is no easy job. Elba has been putting in long hours on the movie. “It’s been hard work,” he said. “I’ve been doing eighteen-hour days. It’s tough work, but I’m looking forward to people seeing this film.”

Star Trek Beyond arrives in theaters July 22, 2016.

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4 thoughts on “Elba’s Star Trek Beyond Villain

  1. Please, we’ve already seen the end of two worlds with the destruction of Romulus and Vulcan. nnIsn’t it high time we get back to exploring some strange, new ones?

  2. u201cI think Star Trek has prided themselves as being quite classicn when it comes to villains, like u2018heu2019s a guy who wants to end the nworld,u2019 thereu2019s no doubt about that.”nnAnd by “classic”, you mean “cliche”, yes?

  3. I’ve heard this movie will be the start of the “5 year mission” from TOS, so perhaps it *WILL* be a strange, new world that he wants to blow up.nnCan we put down the pitchforks and give the movie a chance?

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