There has been quite a bit more news, and wild speculation, about the next Trek movie since Simon Pegg was given the helm. Last week, rumors began to circulate that Idris Elba, a British actor best known to sci-fi fans for his role in Pacific Rim, would play the film’s villain.
While many people were guessing (and/or hoping) that Elba would play a Klingon, Pegg confirmed in an interview with Absolute Radio, that Elba would not be a son of Kahless.
Note in the interview that Pegg dances around the question of Elba being in the movie at all – but on the subject of Klingons, he uses some pretty confident language.
AR: What about the rumors Idris Elba’s going to be a Klingon?
SP: That’s not true.
AR: Not at all?
SP: No, no, no.
I’m going to double down on Elba playing Dr. Richard Daystrom, creator of M-5 computer, especially given Pegg’s remarks that the new movie will be more in line with the spirit of the original series.