Idris Elba Describes Villainous Character in ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Just maybe Idris Elba is bringing some of that street cred to “Star Trek Beyond.”In an interview with MTV News, Elba opened up to them about his mysterious Star Trek role at the press day of “Beasts of No Nation.”“Simon [Pegg] and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character. You’ve never seen me play a character like this,” he told MTV News.There are a lot of speculations by Trekkies on who Elba may be playing due to the production’s secrecy.