‘Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella Cast In ‘Star Trek 3’

Following last month’s news of Idris Elba being in talks to play the Star Trek 3 villain, Deadline is reporting that Algerian actress Sofia Boutella has signed on for a lead role in the film.

Boutella is best known for her role as the femme fatale blades-for-legs assassin Gazalle in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Star Trek 3, directed by Justin Lin and starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin will hit theaters on July 8, 2016. The film will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

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  • Markus Allen

    This is not ‘Star Trek 3’, as it is a continuation of the previous Trek films starring the ‘Next Generation’, and NOT a reboot as many seem to think, on the last two films. Here is a example and the definition of what a reboot is-

    1) Spider-Man (2002 Tobey MacGuire), then Amazing Spider-Man (2012 Andrew Garfield)= reboot.
    2) Fantastic Four (2005 Jessica Alba), and now the new Fantastic Four film (2015)= reboot.
    The fact that Spock, played by Leonard Nimoy) appears on the last two films is a huge indication that these last two films are not ‘reboots’, as well as seeing models of the ‘Phoenix’ (seen in Star Trek- First Contact), and ‘Enterprise NX-01′ (from the TV series Star Trek- Enterprise) on Admiral Marcus’ desk. All connected, only set in an alternate timeline, set during the Borg’s attempt to kill Zefram Cochran and prevent ‘first contact’ with the Vulcans.

    Not a reboot, maybe a prequel, only changed.

    • Darkthunder

      Agreed. If anything, it’s a prequel to The Original Series (abbreviated as TOS), being that it takes place in 2258/2259. The Original Series happened around 2266-2269, with the 1st Star Trek (The Motion Picture) happening around 2271.

      Both the Phoenix and the NX-01 are ships that were created prior to Nero’s involvement in this timeline. I’d wager the events leading upto the destruction of the Kelvin were largely identical to the original (non-alternate) timeline from TOS and beyond.

      The next movie is Star Trek 13, while the two previous JJ Abrams were Star Trek 11 and 12 respectively.

      • milojthatch

        Did we watch the same movies? Kind of hard for JJ-Trek to be a prequel to TOS with Spock’s mother dead and Vulcan destroyed.

        Reboot: restart or revive (a process or sequence, especially a series of films or television programs); give fresh impetus to.

        • Darkthunder

          Reboot, involves throwing out the old, and beginning again. Which, admittedly they did (up to a point) by having Nero’s involvement 30 years prior to TOS, causing a radical shift in the timeline:

          – Kirk’s father was alive and well when he became Captain
          – Spock’s mother was very much alive in TOS
          – Vulcan was never destroyed
          – Ships didn’t look like they belonged in the TMP-era and…
          – Ships weren’t sized larger than the 24th Century Galaxy Class

          Had they ignored the old entirely, that includes the late Mr Nimoy, then yes… It’s a reboot. As it stands, JJ’s movies could at best be described as sequels of the former 10 movies, but chronologically set as prequels (in a parallel timeline).

    • milojthatch

      Dude, it’s a reboot. Hell, that’s being too nice, it’s a glorified fan film!

      Literally nothing continuity wise is found in these films from the TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT canon. I’ve written really long posts in the past explaining it, as have other fans. Go look those up.

      (PS: Prove that Nimoy was actually playing Spock as seen in TOS and TNG, and only use what is in the JJ Abrams films as proof. I don’t really care what Bob Orci might have said, he’s full of crap. I believe that Nimoy was playing older Spock from the re-boot canon. Nero was also from the future of the re-boot canon. Outside of the faith that those two really are from the real canon, nothing else from the Kelvin sequence or any other part of the film accurately fit with established canon. So please, make me a believer and good luck!)