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JJ Abrams, Simon Pegg Talk Idris Elba’s “Incredible” STAR TREK BEYOND Character

Idris Elba's STAR TREK BEYOND Character
Idris Elba's STAR TREK BEYOND Character

Star Trek Beyond co-writer/star Simon Pegg and producer J.J. Abrams recently attended Paramount’s showcase at CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier this week. The duo spoke briefly to MTV News about the film, the crew’s journey further into deep space, and the film’s villain Krall, played by Idris Elba.

With Star Trek celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, one challenge the team has is to create a film that builds upon and pays proper respect to that rich history but also welcomes new fans into the franchise.

“It was something that we thought about a great deal going into the writing process,” Pegg said. “We always had agreed that the Enterprise would be off on its five-year mission, as well as making a film that lots of people could go and see and say, ‘Hey what’s this Star Trek?’ And then go back 50 years.”

“For the people that have been there for 50 years it was fun to make something that they would see as part of that continuum,” Pegg added.

Discussing the addition of Idris Elba to the cast, Pegg said he was “quite ostentatious”.

“He’s incredible” Abrams added.

“We wanted to create an interesting villain for this film and Idris just brought it.” Pegg said. “Idris had so many good ideas to help shape it,”.

The second trailer for Star Trek Beyond is slated to debut next month at a special “fan event” next month in Los Angeles.

Simon Pegg and J.J. Abrams talk STAR TREK BEYOND

Simon Pegg and J.J. Abrams talk STAR TREK BEYOND

Directed by Justin Lin, written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McCay, Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22.

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  1. ziplock9000

    April 14, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Cumberbatch was supposed to be incredible too. It’s just a shame the script and director were utter shite.

    • The Chadwick

      April 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Exactly.

  2. The Chadwick

    April 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    I just hope during whatever debate might be in the movie about Federation colonialism that they point out that the Federation is not an absolute government. Yes its a governing body but individual planets still govern themselves as they see fit. The Federation is really just about helping and protecting each other. If there is a famine or natural disaster on a planet, being in the UFP that planet can count on other planets and Starfleet to render assistance and any aid required.

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