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.
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The Omaze Star Trek Beyond charity campaign is still going strong, and there’s still one week left for you to donate $10 for the chance to win a set visit and a walk-on role. The latest promotional video from the set of Star Trek Beyond pays tribute to the late, great Leonard Nimoy, with an appropriate Spock salute.
The other day we brought you the exclusive first images and video from the set of Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond, featuring Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk, Anton Yelchin’s Chekov, Simon Pegg’s Scotty and newcomer Sofia Boutella’s mysterious new alien character. That video was yanked by Paramount, but the studio has allowed it to come back online, giving you the first real look at the highly-anticipated sequel.
Star Trek Beyond has been filming in Vancouver for the last month, but has been doing most of its work indoors, where prying eyes can’t get an early look at the new costumes and new characters. Well, that all changed this week as director Justin Lin took the Star Trek cast and crew outside to shoot a big action scene and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the film, including the new Starfleet uniforms and a major new character in the franchise!
All we know of Idris Elba’s part in Star Trek Beyond is that he’s playing a bad guy, and while the latest video for the film’s charity drive / contest doesn’t offer any more hints, it does feature Elba and co-star Chris Pine arguing over Captain Kirk’s chair and having a bit of a pissing contest. Maybe the third Star Trek film should be nothing but these two charmingly bickering.
Last week Paramount debuted a new video from the set of Star Trek Beyond to promote a massive, six-week-long charity contest asking fans to donate $10 to their charity of choice for the chance to win a special trip to the set or a walk-on role. That video was not only the first official confirmation of Idris Elba’s casting, but it was the first in a planned series of videos from the set. The second has arrived featuring Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin, as well as a sneak peek behind the scenes.
This delightful new video from the set of Star Trek Beyond offers fans a chance to boldly go where no Star Trek fan has gone before — with a walk-on role in the upcoming sequel. But this isn’t your average contest. Fans are encouraged to contribute to the Omaze charity fundraiser in order to participate, meaning that your goodwill could earn you a very good time.
Now that Star Trek Beyond has officially gotten its warp core up and running, Star Trek’s franchise future has fans wondering more than ever if a return (or extension) to TV lies in store. Now, a new report lays out some of the complicated rights issues keeping Starfleet affixed to cinemas for the moment, though not without some hope for the upcoming 50th anniversary.
A few months ago we heard that the new Star Trek sequel is called Star Trek Beyond, but those rumors remained unconfirmed by Paramount. Director Justin Lin has now officially confirmed the title of the third Trek film while also revealing the first photo from the set of the sequel.