New Star Trek Beyond Featurette Introduces Krall

Paramount Pictures has released a new featurette for Star Trek Beyond, focusing on the film's main villain, Krall. Listen as the actor that plays him, Idris Elba, and director Justin Lin, screenwriter/co-star Simon Pegg, and Captain Kirk himself, Chris Pine, share new details about Krall.

"Krall is very complex," Elba says in the featurette. "When you meet him, you go, 'Oh, he's a bad guy.' He's damaged, but there's some empathy towards him. We want to understand why he's got such beef with the Federation. He added, "Watching the Enterprise crash and burn, felt like I destroying a legacy. Krall is certainly going to be remembered for that."

Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew.

From Paramount Pictures and Skydance, Star Trek Beyond is a Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment production. The film stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Directed by Justin Lin, the third film in the franchise series is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, and Justin Lin; and executive produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Tommy Harper. Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry, the screenplay is written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung.

Star Trek Beyond opens in theaters and IMAX beginning July 22.