Idris Elba is in ‘early talks’ to play a Klingon villain in the new ‘Star Trek’


Here are some photos of beautiful Idris Elba being beautiful last week in London. He was filming Luther and damn, he looked good. Idris is in demand these days. I’m not really surprised by that, although I am surprised sometimes by which projects Big Driss chooses to do. I guess some stuff will come into focus for him in a few years, when he’s hopefully tapped (unf) to play James Bond. In the meantime, he’s probably going to appear in yet another franchise: the Star Trek franchise!! Variety says that Idris is going to follow in Benedict Cumberbatch’s KHAN shoes and become the villain in the third film of the rebooted franchise.

Idris Elba is in early talks to play the villain in “Star Trek 3,” sources tell Variety. Justin Lin is directing the pic, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin all on board to return.

J.J. Abrams will produce along with his producing partner Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison. Production is set to start in June.

Details of Elba’s role are being 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.

[From Variety]

If Idris is playing a Klingon, wouldn’t that mean that his beautiful face would be partially covered in terrible prosthetics and makeup? NOOOOOOooo. If Idris is coming into the Star Trek world, why can’t he be some smooth-talking Earthling who seduces all the ladies? And perhaps some of the gentlemen too. I wouldn’t mind a Star Trek same-sex love story involving Idris and Chris Pine. Sh-t, that’s my new happy place. Anyway, this is just an FYI: Idris Elba’s thunder is going intergalactic.



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  1. paola says:

    Oh my god. Yes. Yes to everything he does and says.

  2. Newgirl says:

    I don’t care who the villain is, I’m always ready for a Star Trek film. Although the last one wasn’t good, I will still watch this when it comes out.

  3. Sixer says:

    Yes. Well. Ahem. I am the woman who once had a crush on Worf. So, much as I would prefer Idris in all his glorious unmade-up hotness, I could take him as a Klingon.

    Lwllj jachjaj!

    (I don’t actually know any Klingon, but I do know how to use Google. I’m not THAT lost in lust).

    • Kali says:

      Did you see the skit on SNL the other week with Dr Worf? I thought it was quite funny 😄

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Worf lover here, too. Idris in full Klingon regalia works for me in a really, really pleasant way.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Worf was hot.

    • Sixer says:

      Hooray! I feel less alone!

      Kali – I’m in the UK, so no SNL for me.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Have you ever seen “Daddy Day Care”? There’s a little boy who watches Star Trek too much, and he only speaks in Klingon. Your comment reminded me of that, lol.

    • Lori says:

      I loved Worf. Maybe klingon Idris will have a three way with Uhera. Her character is the linguist!!!

    • MtnRunner says:

      No shame in lusting after Worf. He was hot. Have you seen recent pics of Michael Dorn? Holy Moley, he’s still hot.

      I’m totally on board with Idris in ST. He’d be great and likely the best thing in the movie.

    • Jag says:

      I loved Worf, too!

  4. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    Wow … that would be incredible! Oh PLEASE let this be true. 🙂

  5. LadyMTL says:

    Seriously, if they cover up his gorgeous self with prosthetics and makeup I will be very, very, very sad. A face that fine does not deserve to be messed with.

  6. Lama Bean says:

    That’s so perfect. He has the voice and,quite honestly, the head to pull off a Klingon.

  7. Kali says:

    If he does come in, it’s going to be 3/3 in the villains being way more interesting than the great majority of the Star Trek leads. Except Scotty. #scotty4eva

  8. Lilacflowers says:

    Idris’s thunder has been intergalactic since the first Thor. About time they brought the Klingons into that franchise and a very sexy Klingon at that. Reason to go see this one now. The last one was dreadful.

  9. Naddie says:

    I wanna see him playing a hero. Not the badass sidekick, but the main hero.

  10. tifzlan says:

    Omg i had the most beautiful dream with Idris last night and today, there is a story on him. I hope this happens!!! It will be the first Star Trek thing i ever watch but i still hope it happens!!!

  11. Kiddo says:

    I wish I liked the Star Trek franchise more, because I like him.

  12. Jenna says:

    I just want more ‘Luther’…

  13. NewWester says:

    Google “Michael Dorn” who played Worf in the Star Trek series. There is another beautiful man they hid behind a lot of make up

  14. grabbyhands says:

    I second the suggestion that his villainous superpower is extreme sexiness that no one can withstand, even Spock.

    And for the love of all that is holy, do not cover up that pretty face with prosthetics or make him use an American accent.

  15. Mia4S says:

    He would have a blast with a character like this! He should totally do it.

  16. Bea says:

    Ugh I was so in love with him.. Then I saw his twitter.. Damn you twitter!

  17. Debbie says:

    Well now I’m going to have to see star trek!

    And that man is just perfect

  18. mazzie says:

    Well, this would make me defect to the Klingon Empire.

    (Gets boob window dress ready).

  19. MonicaQ says:

    Still hasn’t been a good Star Trek movie since First Contact. Nemesis/Insurrection just felt like really long episodes. There’s a reason Into Darkness was voted the worst Star Trek movie of all time, even over The Motion Picture. But whatever, I’m not the audience they’re catering to anymore.

    Oh and Elba is fine. Still not going to see but he is fine as hell.

  20. Izzy says:

    This needs to happen. NOW.

  21. anne_000 says:

    Instead of an angry yet almost stoic Klingon with stuff covering his face, they should have cast him in a new version of the womanizing Captain Okona from the Star Trek: The Next Generation’s episode “The Outrageous Okona.” Lovable, sexy, charming and his own man captaining his own little ship, The Erstwhile. The role was played by Billy Campbell who was the lead role in the movie The Rocketeer.

  22. Hdo says:

    “I wouldn’t mind a Star Trek same-sex love story involving Idris and Chris Pine. Sh-t, that’s my new happy place.” SAME.

  23. Snappyfish says:

    The last Star Trek has a brief glimpse of Klingon & they aren’t as disfigured as previously. Besides nothing can hide this man’s beauty

  24. Maggie says:

    Maybe they’ll go the way of the original series and not have the ridges and other face covering pieces. The first time Klingons appeared they looked human but with Vulcan brows.