The next installment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise will go beyond the limits of the Final Frontier.
A week after production began in Vancouver on the third Star Trek film, director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 3-6) confirmed on Twitter that the film will be called Star Trek Beyond. The director tweeted an image from the set, showing off the iconic delta shield on the sleeve of Starfleet uniform along with the announcement.
It’d been rumored back in March that the film would be called Star Trek Beyond. Star Simon Pegg (Montgomery Scott) even leaked the title in a blog post back in May.
After a mixed reception to Star Trek Into Darkness, the new film is reportedly channeling the spirit of the 60’s television series according to Pegg, who is co-writing the film with Doug Jung. Star Trek Beyond is the first of the rebooted Star Trek films that will not feature J.J. Abrams behind the director’s chair, but Abrams remains connected with the film as a co-producer with Bryan Burk and Roberto Orci.
In addition to Pegg, Chris Pine returns as James T. Kirk along with Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, John Cho as Sulu and Anton Yelchin as Chekov. Sofia Boutella (Kingsmen: The Secret Service) is a newcomer to the cast. A big new name that was cast is Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor, Luther) who is rumored to be the villain of the film, but his role is unknown.
Star Trek Beyond will release July 8, 2016.