‘Star Trek Beyond’ Release Date Pushed Back Two Weeks
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.
Per Deadline, Paramount has pushed the release date of Star Trek Beyond back from July 8, 2016 to July 22, 2016. The film will now open against Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur and Ice Age 5.
We still don’t know much about Star Trek Beyond — Justin Lin is directing from a screenplay by Doug Jung and Simon Pegg, the latter of whom has revealed that the film will be more in keeping with the mission of the original TV series. Pegg has spoken up quite a bit about the upcoming sequel, promising a more optimistic adventure film and a “kick-ass” villain role for Idris Elba, who is playing an original part created specifically for the film.
Joining Pegg are returning cast members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban, along with Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutella.