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Star Trek Beyond: Idris Elba, Krall actor, helps paint film's London mural

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This is a big year for Idris Elba. The actor lent his voice to the Jungle Book villain Shere Khan, earned an Emmy nomination for his role in Luther, is currently filming The Dark Tower with Matthew McConaughey, and he’ll be seen next on the big screen as Krall in Star Trek Beyond. Now, Elba can add a giant mural to that list.

Artist Jim Vision painted a mural for Star Trek Beyond on the side of a pub in Clerkenwell, London. Elba stepped in to apply the finishing touches to the image, which features Zachary Quinto’s Spock, Sofia Boutella’s Jaylah, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk, and his own Krall. 

“I’m a little bit nervous of heights, but I put that aside, and I’ve never done it before,” the actor told reporters (via The Standard). “And if you look close, there’s a couple of scuff marks. Those are mine.”

Watch a timelapse video of the mural’s creation and Elba’s personal flourishes below. 

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“A long time ago, I used to drive past this road all the time, and I would never think that one day some character that I’d created or been a part of would be on the wall or in a piece of artwork like that — and that moves me to tears, actually,” he added. “It’s a sign of my work.”

Star Trek Beyond will hit theaters on July 22. Read EW’s review here

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