After directing the first two Star Trek reboots, J.J. Abrams steps down from the directing chair. He still, however, stays on as producer. Stepping into his place is Fast and Furious maestro, Justin Lin. Based on the first piece of footage, it appears the Lin era will be more comedic in tone. Smart move considering the lackluster reviews of Star Trek Into Darkness.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho all return to reprise their respective Trekkie role. Joining the franchise as this instalment’s villain is Idris Elba.
Check out the first teaser clip below which is set to the Beastie Boys 1994 hit, “Sabotage.” In addition to having a more lighthearted vibe, it seems Lin has amped up the action as well. Buckle up because the new film is going full warp speed ahead.
Star Trek Beyond beams into theaters on July 22, 2016. Check out the trailer below.
Star Trek Beyond Movie Trailer