New 'Star Trek' movie starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Idris Elba is due in July 2016
The first trailer for next year’s Star Trek Beyond will reportedly be shown at screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
It has already been confirmed that the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse is attached to the new Star Wars movie and now THR reports that Paramount has secured a highly-prized spot for Star Trek Beyond.
J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is a producer on Star Trek Beyond, having directed the two previous films in the franchise, 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness.
Star Trek Beyond is set for release on July 22, 2016 – two weeks later than inititally 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 Abrams in the director’s chair, shooting from a script co-written by Simon Pegg. Alongside the Scotty actor, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin are all reprising their roles from the previous two Star Trek films.
They are joined by Idris Elba, who is understood to be playing the film’s main villain, and Kingsman actress Sofia Boutella in an unknown role.