Talking to TV3 Idris Elba (Thor, Luther), made his first public comments confirming his involvement in Star Trek Beyond. The 42-year-old actor came across as super excited to be a part of the Trekkie family.
"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
Elba also said that he is especially pumped about some upcoming scenes in particular, involving Spock.
"Spock was probably my favorite character - and in this one I have some scenes with Zachary Quinto [who plays Spock]." he added.
Obviously, this doesn’t tell us anything about Elba’s new Star Trek character, but it will be cool to see Elba and Quinto go head to head on screen. That’s worth getting excited about.
Star Trek Beyond promises to explore new worlds, seek out new life and boldly go where no man has gone before. Idris Elba will be playing the film's main villain.
Star Trek Beyond is scheduled for release on July 8, 2016.