New Star Trek Beyond Spot Shows Off A Menacing Idris Elba

The crew of the starship Enterprise has been through all sorts of hell over the last few years. They've encountered vengeful time travelers, betrayal from their own Starfleet comrades, and pretty much any other threat that the known galaxy has managed to throw their way. However, they're about to go beyond all that -- pun intended. Star Trek Beyond hits theaters later this month, and a new TV spot for the upcoming sequel gives us a brief yet terrifying look at Idris Elba's villain, Krall. Check it out below to see for yourself.

As I said, the TV spot only gives us a quick glimpse of Krall as he will appear in Star Trek Beyond, but it's enough to get us incredibly excited. The trailer is primarily comprised of footage we have already seen -- showing the crew of the Enterprise as they prepare to embark upon their latest adventure. However, something goes seriously wrong during the course of their journey, and they find themselves fighting for their lives against Krall as he snarls the words "unity is not your strength" in viciously villainous fashion. It's abundantly clear that this guy doesn't mess around.

The depiction of Idris Elba's Krall in Star Trek Beyond seems pivotal with regards to the nature of the film's overall thematic message. In his brief yet poignant appearances in the movie's marketing campaign, Krall has continuously undermined the camaraderie of the Enterprise's crew, and shown little respect for the beloved team dynamic. This exists as a sharp contrast to the interactions shown between characters like Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and Bones (Karl Urban), as they consistently remark upon their strong familial bond and the fact that they work incredibly well together as a team

None of this should come as a surprise to any of us, as Idris Elba has proven himself effective at portraying all sorts of villains over the last few years. From his role as Stringer Bell in HBO's The Wire, to his recent stint as the Commandant in the hit Netflix original movie Beasts of No Nation, the man knows how to imbue his bad guys with equal amounts of charm and menace.

However, despite all that, it still remains unclear exactly why Krall has a bone to pick with Captain Kirk and the rest of his crew in the first place. We know that the events of Star Trek Beyond will see our heroes stranded on a remote planet fighting for their lives, but Krall's rationale for shooting them down in the first place remains a closely guarded mystery. We will just have to wait and see when Star Trek Beyond finally hits theaters on July 22.

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.