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Via: TMZ
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"Star Trek at least has some premise that they're obeying actual laws of physics; Star Wars is just fantasy land!"

You're not wrong about the lack of science, but so what if it's a fantasy land? That doesn't mean it isn't awesome! Now that we know how Neil feels, what about you?

According to the Evening Standard:

The 38-year-old actor's chocolate doppelganger was created to celebrate the launch of television channel Drama on the new on-demand service uktvplay.co.uk following a national poll which named the Oscar nominated star as Britain's best looking television drama actor.
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geek news idris elba villain star trek 3
Via: Variety
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UPDATE: Writer Simon Pegg has told MTV that he's written a role for Elba, but doesn't know if he's officially signed on: "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!"

Original story follows below:

There aren't many details to share, but Variety is reporting that Idris Elba is in talks to join the cast of Star Trek 3.  

The rumor is that he'd be playing a villain, possibly a Klingon, since until this point these classic Star Trek antagonists have had a pretty minor role in the series.

In the past, Elba has claimed he is "not a massive sci-fi fan" and expressed a lot of displeasure about his nerdy action roles, describing his work as Marvel's Heimdall as "torture" and his work in Pacific Rim as "brutal."  Elba appears to be much more interested in his roles as characters like Nelson Mandela, describing the difference between portraying him and Heimdall:

I’m actually falling down from a spaceship, so they had to put me in harness in this green-screen studio. And in between takes I was stuck there, fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this f------ helmet, while they reset. And I’m thinking: '24 hours ago, I was Mandela.' When I walked into the set the extras called me Madiba.... Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out.


Elba seems far from interested in being a sci-fi star, so it'd be surprising to see him in Star Trek.  Would you like to see DCI John Luther as a Klingon?

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