Idris Elba in Talks to Play ‘Star Trek 3’ Villain

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Variety is reporting that Idris Elba is in early talks to star in the upcoming Star Trek 3.

According to the trade, details of Elba’s role are keeping kept under wraps. Early rumors suggest that Klingons would be the main villains in this movie, as they have not had a full presence in previous installments, but sources would not confirm if that was the case. Paramount and Skydance had no comment.

Justin Lin (Fast Five) is taking over the directing duties from J.J Abrams for the sequel with the core of the cast Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin all returning to the franchise in their respective roles.

Star Trek 3 is scheduled to hit theaters of July 8, 2016