Film features a posthumous appearance from Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov
A third trailer for Star Trek Beyond has been released, featuring the brand new Rihanna single ‘Sledgehammer’. Scroll down to watch.
Star Trek Beyond is set for release on July 22 – two weeks later than initially announced. The first episode of the original Star Trek TV series aired on September 8, 1966, so the film’s release roughly coincides with the sci-fi franchise’s 50th anniversary.
Fast And Furious veteran Justin Lin replaces JJ Abrams in the director’s chair for Star Trek Beyond, shooting from a script co-written by Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the film. Abrams does return as a producer, however.
Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and John Cho are also reprising their roles from the previous two Star Trek films, joined by new cast members including Idris Elba, who plays the main villain, and Kingsman actress Sofia Boutella. Anton Yelchin, who died earlier this month in a tragic car crash, appears posthumously as Pavel Chekov.
Saldana has recently paid tribute to her late co-star, writing in an Instragram post: “Your sudden and unexpected departure has left us all broken hearted. I woke up today feeling absolute gratitude that I had you as a friend and colleague.”