Idris Elba as the villain in Star Trek 3? We definitely like the sound of that. The rebooted franchise made use of probably the best bad guy in the canon when Benedict Cumberbatch revived Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek Into Darkness. That’s a hard act to follow, but there is no shortage of awesome antagonists to pick and choose from, and we’re certain, whatever character he plays, Elba is up to the challenge. We can’t wait to see the star of The Wire bring his calm, cool menace and air of gravity to Star Trek 3.

Fast 5 helmer Justin Lin is stepping into the chair vacated by J.J. Abrams (and Roberto Orci), and will work from a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. We don’t know much about the plot, except that it will reportedly take place in deep space, with the crew of the Enterprise finally in the midst of their five-year mission. The party line has largely been that they’ll encounter Klingons (again, finally), who haven’t much figured into the rebooted films up to now. Whether or not that is indeed the case, we’ve come up with a collection of Trek villains Elba could play, both Klingon and non.

General Chang
Christopher Plummer leaves some big shoes to fill, but when you can quote Shakespeare in the middle of a pitched battle, you certainly leave a lasting impression. Piloting an experimental Bird-of-Prey that can fire while cloaked, Chang tries to frame Captain Kirk for the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon, of the Klingon High Council, in an attempt to derail peace talks between the warlike alien race and the United Federation of Planets. Chang is vicious, intelligent, and has a stern presence that we think Elba would absolutely kill. And best of all? He has a damn eye patch. What more do you need out of a sci-fi movie villain? This would be one hell of a way reintroduce the Klingons to the fold, and would sow lasting seeds of distrust between the two sides, paving the way for more conflicts to come.

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