It has been rumored that the Klingons, who were seen briefly in Star Trek Into Darkness, will play a major part in Star Trek Beyond. Though, Simon Pegg has stated that Idris Elba is not playing a Klingon. But, then again, the actor-writer also stated numerous times that Benedict Cumberbatch is not playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, so anything is possible. Hopefully we'll find out more about who Idris Elba is playing as production continues. It is believed that he is one of the main villain.
Star Trek Beyond will finally start the U.S.S. Enterprise crew on their five-year mission, but very little is known about the story at this point. Justin Lin is directing the sci-fi movie sequel, which is believed to explore new worlds and alien species fans of the movies and TV shows haven't ever seen before. Are you excited that Idris Elba will interact with Spock in Star Trek Beyond?Read More
Star Trek Beyond comes to theaters July 8th, 2016.Read More
Idris Elba is in early talks to portray the villain in Paramount Pictures' highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel Star Trek 3. No details were given for his character, but Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness cast members Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Bones), Zoe Saldana (Uhura) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov) are all set to return for the sequel. Production is scheduled to begin in June.
While no details about the villain have been revealed, there are rumors that the Klingons could emerge as an evil force, since they have not been fully shown in the first two movies. That has yet to be confirmed. Paramount and Skydance Pictures would not comment on the casting, or the villain's identity. Even if Idris Elba's character is a Klingon, we likely won't know until the sequel hits theaters. You may recall that it was long assumed that Benedict Cumberbatch's "John Harrison" was actually Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, but no one would confirm that until the movie came out in May 2013.Read More
Luther is back. Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he's drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he's ever been. Written and created by Emmy-nominated Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (No Good Deed, Fortitude) the Luther special will also star Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Inbetweeners), Darren Boyd (Fortitude, Spy), John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ripper Street) and Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers, The Paradise), with Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley returning as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk respectively. We have a new video and photo with Idris Elba as Luther on the set of this two-part miniseries.
Luther is part of BBC America's ground-breaking drama slate including Orphan Black, Broadchurch, Ripper Street and upcoming titles Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Tatau, London Spy and The Last Kingdom. Take a look at the first video and photo of Idris Elba back on the set of Luther. The two-part miniseries will debut later this year, so stay tuned for more details.Read More
The Interview arrived in select theaters over the Christmas holiday without incident, and for now, the Sony hack seems to have quieted down. While plenty of emails and documents leaked from inside the studio that were potentially damaging, one of the funner items came from Sony chairman Amy Pascal, who suggested that Idris Elba be the one to take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig decides he's finished with the character. A few days have gone by, and now the actor has responded to this casting idea on his personal twitter.
Isn't 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I've got a shot! Happy New year people. pic.twitter.com/3g9lAl2Uo3— Idris Elba (@idriselba) December 27, 2014Read More
After Sony Pictures canceled the release of their comedy The Interview, the hacker group G.O.P. seemed to indicate that the copious leaks of Sony emails and documents would stop, if they never release the movie. However, since there were so many leaks from the studio, more news has surfaced, with The Daily Beast uncovering an email from Sony's Amy Pascal, where she states that Idris Elba should be the next actor to play James Bond. The January 4, 2014 email was between Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon, a former executive for Columbia Pictures, which distributes the 007 movies, although no further details were released.
Idris Elba himself revealed during a Reddit AMA that he would "absolutely" play James Bond, if he was ever offered the role, but this is the first we're hearing about Sony executives expressing their interest in the actor. The current 007, Daniel Craig, is currently under contract for one more Bond movie after Spectre, which started shooting earlier this month and is set for release in November 2015. It isn't known if the actor will sign on for more James Bond movies after his contract is up, but he revealed in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview that he has been, "trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it." However, that interview was conducted before Skyfall became the biggest Bond movie of all time, taking in over $1.1 billion worldwide.Read More