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

Justin Lin will approach a sci-fi supplement for Paramount, Bad Robot and Skydance

After canceling a Apocalypse in “Pacific Rim,” Idris Elba looks to be fasten another vital sci-fi franchise, as he’s in negotiations to play a knave in “Star Trek 3,” an particular informed with a plan has told TheWrap.

Justin Lin will approach Paramount’s sequel, that brings behind Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin.

J.J. Abrams will furnish with his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison. Production will start this summer after Elba wraps Harmony Korine’s “The Trap.”

The news was initial reported by Variety, that suggests that Elba might be personification a Klingon, yet member for a actor did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Likewise, Paramount has not responded to a ask for comment.

Elba will shortly be seen reprising his “Thor” impression of Heimdall in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” He also stars in Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” that Netflix recently acquired with a hopes of creation an awards pull for Elba, who also has Disney’s “The Jungle Book” and a indie action-thriller “Bastille Day” on a horizon.

He’s represented by WME.


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