Elba will be playing a villain in "Star Trek Beyond" and seemed excited to have joined the project. The actor recently revealed to British newspaper Metro that he was an avid "Star Trek" fan: "Almost everyone was a Trekkie, really, weren't they? I wouldn't say I was a hardcore one but I definitely watched that show a million times," reported TV3.
The actor also shared a scene detail with an iconic "Star Trek" character. "Spock was probably my favorite character - and in this one I have some scenes with Zachary Quinto [who plays Spock]."