Watch the second trailer for Star Trek Beyond

The second trailer favours a more serious, revealing tone

The second trailer for Star Trek Beyond has been released – and favours a more serious tone after the film’s first trailer came under fire from fans.

The first trailer was released in December, and was criticised by star and co-writer Simon Pegg for failing to capture the essential essence of the film.

He told HeyUGuys: “I didn’t love it because I know there’s a lot more to the film. There’s a lot more story, a lot more character stuff, and a lot more what I would call Star Trek stuff.”

But the latest trailer appears to display more of Pegg’s claims – and shows the crew of the Enterprise abandoning ship after it is attacked by alien forces.

The trailer also offers an early glimpse of Krall, the film’s villain portrayed by Idris Elba – but gives little away about his motives.

The film’s official synopsis is similarly coy, and states: “Stranded on a hostile planet, Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the Enterprise crew face an alien threat.”

The third instalment in the rebooted Star Trek series sees Fast and Furious director Justin Lin behind the camera, after JJ Abrams departed the project to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Trek Beyond is set for release on July 22.