Idris Elba to Join The ‘Star Trek’ Family

By Qimmah Saafir Apr 22, 2015

Idris Elba will reportedly be appearing in "Star Trek 3," according to MTV News.

The British actor will very likely play an original role specifically written for him by fellow "Trek" star and writer Simon Pegg.

Pegg revealed the news on Tuesday at a CinemaCon event in Las Vegas:

Idris is an extraordinary actor and we’re trying to write him a kickass role. This is the five-year mission, we’re out there. We don’t need to keep bumping into the same five people. It’s a massive universe!

Filming of "Star Trek 3" begins this June.