A day after it was confirmed he had replaced Jamie Foxx in star-studded thriller The Trap, Elba is reportedly close to signing on for the bad guy role in director Justin Lin's first Star Trek movie.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin are all expected to reprise their roles in the sci-fi franchise when production begins in June (15).