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Simon Pegg Says He’s Writing a “Kick-Ass” Role for Idris Elba…

Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow & Act   in  ·
April 24, 2015

Officially titled “Star Trek Beyond,” co-writer (and co-star) Simon Pegg essentially confirms past rumors that Idris Elba will appear in the next movie, which is currently being written, with an eye towards a summer shoot, for a 2016 release.

When asked whether Elba would indeed be in “Beyond,” Pegg, speaking to MTV in a taped interview at the ongoing CinemaCon event (embedded below), said he’s writing what will be an original character, not from the existing “Star Trek” universe that we’re all already familiar with, and that he believes Elba will indeed be in the film: “Idris is an extraordinary actor and we’re trying to write him a kick-ass role,” Pegg added…

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