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Idris Elba officially joins the cast of 'Star Trek Beyond'

Yesterday it was announced that Idris Elba will be joining the cast of Star Trek Beyond.

There has been a lot of speculation on whether Elba would appear in one of the most iconic film series of our time, but now it’s official!

The 42-year-old British actor joined his Star Trek cast mates Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Jon Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban in shooting a video for a unique fundraising cause, which offers fans the chance to win a walk-on role in the upcoming 2016 Star Trek movie. The entry fee is $10 and all funds raised will go towards deserving global causes that the actors themselves selected.

Though there is no details about whether Idris Elba will pay a villain or hero for the movie, we are excited to see him on the big screen again in 2016. Now all we need is that James Bond confirmation…..

Star Trek Beyond is scheduled for release on July 8, 2016. 

In case you missed it, check out Idris Elba's 'MOBO Inspiration' acceptance speech... 

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Adenike Gboyega