Star Trek 3 May Pick Idris Elba For A Major Villain Role

March 25, 2015 3:57 PM

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Star Trek 3 is placed in a quandary. How does it up the villain ante after Benedict Cumberbatch’s Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness? The second installment had its fair share of critics — actually, a lot of them — but the Sherlock star bathed his lines with glorious purpose. Who could possibly top that? How about Idris Elba?

Variety reports that the Luthor star and hoped-for future Bond star is being eyed for the lead villain role of Star Trek 3. The trade reports that he’s even in early talks to take it on. Heinsenburg himself, Bryan Cranston, was rumored to be up for a villain role, which now seems to be just over-hyp...

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