7 Roles That Prepped Idris Elba To Play A Villain In ‘Star Trek 3’

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Idris Elba has been a singular commanding presence on screen ever since his mainstream debut back in 2007. Now’s he’s in early talks to take on the sci-fi world again as a villain in the third installment of the Star Trek reboot franchise, according to Variety.

Since his breakout role in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Hollywood can’t deny his smooth charm, good looks and versatility. If Elba signs on for Star Trek 3, it’s speculated that he’ll play a Klingon, of the infamous alien race.

With the Trek sequel, his role as a warlord in Beasts of No Nations, and voicing Shere Khan in one of two remakes of The Jungle Book, Elba’s been taking a walk on the villainous side lately.

Take a look at some of the roles that helped to put him on the fast track to go full-on villainous.


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