Star Trek Beyond will open in cinemas this Friday. Although we know bits about the new film, the main villain has been a mystery. Now, it seems Paramount Pictures is finally giving us a teaser for the franchise’s newest villain, played by Idris Elba.
Idris Elba, fresh from Luther and soon to star in Stephen King’s Dark Tower films, plays Krall for the latest Star Trek film in the series, directed by Justin Lin. We get a better glimpse of him as Krall in the new TV spot, as the crew of the Enterprise take him on.
To go with the TV spot, ComicBookMovie explains Beyond‘s plot:
“After stopping off at Starbase Earhart, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by a powerful, unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on a unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a well-earned hatred of the Federation and what it stands for.”
“The Federation do not care about us,” Krall says in the footage. “They abandoned us a long time ago. You’ll probably never see me again. But if you do, be ready.”
Chilling stuff, eh? Idris Elba brings his well-known take as a bold, gritty performer to the role of Krall, and it looks like Kirk and co. are going to have their hands full. In addition to this, the Enterprise also gets into an interstellar scrap.
Speaking to EW in an interview last year, Elba explained that:
“There’s some history that we explore, to understand why he feels the frontier need to push back. There’s definitely an opposing argument to the good that the Federation think they do,”
He goes on to say:
“There are purists that believe in independence, and believe that we’re all made differently for a reason, and will fight tooth and nail to defend that. There’s massive relatability to modern world politics in that sense.”
You can see the TV spot in all of its glory below.
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Image: Paramount Pictures