While William Shatner has shot down the possibility of making a cameo in Star Trek Beyond, you better believe Justin Lin still has some fun surprises in store for fans of the franchise. One of those surprises (or two, rather) is the focus of a new contest the director is holding, and if you can correctly guess which actors are making a cameo in the film based on this set photo, you’ll win some neat prizes.
It’s going to be a big year for Star Trek. Not only is the beloved sci-fi series returning to television (or the streaming TV equivalent), and not only is Trek celebrating its 50th anniversary with special conventions and events, but there’s also the third installment of the new Star Trek movie series, Star Trek Beyond, which comes to theaters later this summer. Apparently, though, what exactly STB will look like is still being finalized.
Although we’ve already seen the first official trailer for Star Trek Beyond, there’s still plenty we don’t know about the upcoming sequel, directed by Justin Lin and co-written by star Simon Pegg. We know Idris Elba is the villain, that Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella plays an awesome-looking alien, and…that’s about it. A new set video with the cast sheds a little more light on what we can expect from Beyond, including some new weapons and uniforms and one very intriguing secret regarding John Cho’s Sulu.
Star Trek fans are hard to please. Even though J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek from 2009 revitalized the old franchise with new energy and a great cast, some Trekkers felt it pushed the franchise too far from its roots in harder, more intellectual sci-fi. And then Star Trek Into Darkness came along and was even more poorly received by the die-hards; one particularly unhappy bunch at a Star Trek convention named it the worst film in the entire series. (And if you’ve seen every movie in the franchise, you know just how insulting that is.)
The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond arrived this week, teasing big action, new characters, and a possible return to the franchise’s fun roots. We’ll have to wait until next summer to see what Fast and Furious vet Justin Lin cooked up for the flailing series, but the director isn’t making us wait much longer to hear about Idris Elba’s mysterious new villain character.
Yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally opens in theaters this Friday, and we know you’re all excited. But, if you’re excited for J.J. Abrams’ other space franchise, we have good news for you: the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond has arrived.
While we still don’t know much about the plot or new characters of Star Trek Beyond, we do know this: we’ll be able to see whatever happens in the upcoming film on the biggest screen possible, as Paramount has officially revealed plans to release the third Star Trek film in IMAX. Now, if they’d just tell us anything else about this movie…
Star Trek Beyond had a bit of a bumpy road before it finally went into production with Justin Lin in the director’s chair and Simon Pegg putting in overtime as both actor and co-screenwriter. But these guys really turned it around, as evidenced in part by their series of charming charity videos. The latest photo update from the set confirms that the new Trek sequel has officially wrapped production, and we can begin counting the days until the film hits theaters next summer.
The Fast & Furious series needs to hurry up.
When Bob Orci left the director’s chair on Star Trek Beyond, we all kind of assumed that there might be some delay in the film’s originally scheduled release — as it turns out, that delay isn’t as big as you may have feared. Paramount has announced that the third installment in the franchise will now hit theaters two weeks later than previously planned.