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Old August 15 2015, 01:04 AM   #1
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Idris Elba role revealed!

Elba's going to replace Chris Pine as James T. Kirk!

Since he was announced as appearing in next year's Star Trek Beyond, fans have wondered just who Idris Elba would be playing. In a new video to promote the Star Trek Beyond Omaze campaign, Elba himself answered the question.

"Not to blow the plot, [but] I'm the new Captain Kirk," he says, pushing Chris Pine — the actor who replaced William Shatner in the role with 2009's reboot of the franchise — out of the way. "Did you not know that?"
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Sign me up. First David Oleyowo as 007 (sort of!), and now this? I'll watch the shit out of a Star Trek movie with Elba as Jim Kirk!
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Old August 15 2015, 01:21 AM   #2
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I'll be intrigued to see if anyone actually falls for that and writes an outraged blog post. Oh, Idris, you scamp, you.
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Old August 15 2015, 02:15 AM   #3
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erases outraged blog post.
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Old August 15 2015, 02:20 AM   #4
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Oh no, it's Nemesis all over again with Elba in the Hardy role.
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Old August 15 2015, 07:03 AM   #5
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Chris Pine is... Khan.
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Old August 15 2015, 11:19 AM   #6
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I was just rick rolled
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Old August 15 2015, 11:31 AM   #7
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After reading the link, I realized OMG, Idris Elba is Gary Mitchell!!!
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Old August 15 2015, 06:32 PM   #8
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Elba is actually playing Kirk's evil twin (STB is a remake of "The Enemy Within").
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Old August 15 2015, 06:57 PM   #9
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Nah, he's Sam Kirk. Only now, Sam's younger than Jim, and since Winona remarried after George, that makes Sam and Jim half-brothers.

That's why the kid in XI needed his redubbed to Johnny.
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Old August 15 2015, 09:10 PM   #10
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Maybe he's playing James T. Bond.
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Old August 15 2015, 09:53 PM   #11
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I have inside info that Idris Elba will be playing John Smith.
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Old August 15 2015, 10:21 PM   #12
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WarpFactorZ wrote: View Post
Elba is actually playing Kirk's evil twin (STB is a remake of "The Enemy Within").
Or maybe the Mirror Universe Kirk?
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Old August 16 2015, 12:37 AM   #13
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Elba could be speaking the truth, in a tricky reverse psychology and loosely plottish sort of way, since they know we won't trust a word they say after the Khan debacle. And the joke will be on us.
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Old August 16 2015, 01:18 AM   #14
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Who the hell is Idris Elba?
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Old August 16 2015, 01:27 AM   #15
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He's playing James R. Kirk, a stack of book with legs who was positively grim at the academy. James T. Kirk was always having to say "No, I'm the other Jim Kirk."
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