Idris Elba to be the villain in new Star Trek movie.

July 8, 2015 | By | Reply More

London’s free Metro newspaper has picked up on the fact that actor Idris Elba – who last tickled our science fiction taste buds in the Thor movies as well as Prometheus – has now signed up for the next Star Trek film as well, playing the bad guy for a change in Star Trek Beyond.

Idris Elba to be the villain in new Star Trek movie.

Idris Elba to be the villain in new Star Trek movie.

“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,” Idris told free London giveaway sheet Metro.

Idris Elba to be the villain in new Star Trek movie.

Idris Elba to be the villain in new Star Trek movie.

“Spock was probably my favourite character – and in this one I have some scenes with Zachary Quinto [who plays Spock].”

“I think for the last five years my career has really intensified and I’m a career person, so I’m going to ride that wave – and then I’ll slow down because my body will tell me to relax a bit more,” he added. “But there are loads of roles I’d like to play – as an actor I’m still growing. 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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