If you don’t want to know anything about the next installment of the Star Trek film series, then please stop reading now.
If you do want a hint at what’s to come, then Star Trek Beyond writer and star Simon Pegg has something to say about it.
Pegg talked to MTV News about working on the forthcoming film, saying, “It was something that we thought about a great deal going into the writing process.”
Pegg goes on to say, “We always had agreed that the Enterprise would be off on its five-year mission, as well as making a film that lots of people could go and see and say, ‘Hey what’s this Star Trek?’ And then go back 50 years.”
When saying “this Star Trek,” Pegg is comparing the film series to the original TV show Star Trek, starring William Shatner as Captian Kirk and the late Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, which kicked off in 1966.
That may seem obvious, but for anyone who is new to the franchise may need to take a step back.
While the above may not be a huge revelation, Pegg went on to talk about Idris Elba‘s role as a villain, referring to the character as “ostentatious” during the interview.
Elba is set to play a baddie, but the details about the role have been pretty hushed up. Pegg talked about the Luther actor making the Star Trek character his own, saying, “Idris had so many good ideas to help shape it. He’s the actor you want to work with.”
We can believe that. Elba knows what he’s doing.
Star Trek Beyond is set to hit U.S. theaters on July 22, 2016. You can look for other familiar faces like Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.
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