Contrary to what was previously suspected, Elba’s character is not a new take on the Star Trek species the Gorn.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Elba addresses the type of character he plays
This is a man with a definite purpose. I say a man, but he’s not a man. Or is he?
What’s interesting about him is that he has a real beef with what the Enterprise stands for. Krall’s a character who’s deeply steeped in hatred — in my opinion, a well-earned hatred — for the Federation
Justin Lin is directing Star Trek Beyond, which reunites Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin.
Star Trek Beyond opens July 22nd 2016