The year 2016 mark the 50th year of the Star Trek franchise which began all the way back in 1966. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, Paramount Pictures will be releasing the 13th film of the franchise this summer, Star Trek Beyond.
The film will be the third in the franchise since its reboot in 2009. The director of the previous two entries JJ Abrams will return as producer with Fast and Furious alumni Justin Lin directing the film. Back when the first trailer for the film was released, there was a concern among fans that the series would take a different an more action – blockbuster oriented approach with Lin as director. But writer and actor Simon Pegg assured that there will be more than just explosions in the film.
And this is reflected well in the recent trailer which gives some quiet character moments to Captain Kirk at the beginning and is more focused and story oriented than the previous one. We also catch our first glimpse of the film’s antagonist which will be played by British actor Idirs Elba.
Watch the new trailer below:
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The film also stars Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Boutella, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban.
Star Trek Beyond opens in theaters on July 22, 2016.
We also have a slew of new posters for the film:
Read the synopsis below:
“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. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.