Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Idris Elba spoke about his upcoming role as the villain in Star Trek Beyond and gave a puzzling statement about how his character and Chris Pine’s Kirk will interact. He also revealed that his favorite all-time Star Trek character is Captain Kirk.
“Captain Kirk!” exclaimed Idris Elba when asked by EW what his favorite all-time Star Trek character is. “Kirk was just smooth, man. There was nothing fazing him. In times of ridiculous peril, Mister Kirk was the coolest actor on the set.” Elba also spoke about working with the Captain Kirk of Star Trek Beyond, Chris Pine. “Working with Chris was a good old laugh,” he says. “He’s a funny boy, and a wicked professional.”
When asked about the relationship between his character and Pine’s, Elba remarked: “Can we say,” Elba says, a smile somehow audible over the phone, “Jaws and Dory?”
Now, we’re not exactly sure what that means… Elba’s character is like a giant scary force of nature, while Kirk is the playfully forgetful comic relief???
We can’t help but wonder if the EW misheard Elba utter “Jaws and Brody” referring to the famous shark and Police Chief Martin Brody who quested to capture the great white thus protecting the public.