One week ago today, we finally got to see new footage from Star Trek Beyond, with Paramount debuting the second trailer during a huge fan event on the studio lot in Hollywood. Over the past few days, the studio has rolled out new characters posters to get fans ready for this July 22 release. Today we have a new photo gallery from this sequel, which offers glimpses at old and new characters alike.
In Paramount's Star Trek 3, the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. The movie comes as the franchise celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek series, which debuted in the fall of 1966. It has been confirmed that Star Trek Beyond will be set during the U.S.S. Enterprise's five-year mission to explore new worlds. Screenwriter-star Simon Pegg revealed yesterday that the massive space station seen in the new trailer is a "diplomatic hub," where the story begins. The U.S.S. Enterprise crew docks at this station, and it's the first time they've interacted with other people in 10 months.
2009's Star Trek took in $257.7 million at the domestic box office and $385.6 million worldwide, with the 2013 follow-up Star Trek Into Darkness taking in $228.7 million domestically and $467.3 million worldwide. We'll have to wait and see if Star Trek 3 can out-gross its predecessors this summer. It certainly won't be an easy task, though since this sci-fi thriller will have plenty of competition in mid-July.
Star Trek Beyond will be going up against Warner Bros.' thriller Lights Out and 20th Century Fox's animated sequel Ice Age: Collision Course in theaters on July 22. It will also be sandwiched between two more highly-anticipated movies, Sony's Ghostbusters on July 15 and Universal's Jason Bourne on July 29. It's too early to tell how well these movies will fare at the box office, but the anticipation for Star Trek Beyond only seems to be getting bigger and bigger, after the release of the new trailer last week.
Paramount Pictures and Skydance's Star Trek Beyond is a Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment production. The film stars Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoë Saldana as Uhura, Karl Urban as Bones, John Cho as Sulu, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Chekov and Idris Elba as the new villain Krall. Directed by Justin Lin, the third film in the franchise series is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber and Lin; and executive produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Tommy Harper. Based upon the Star Trek TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, the screenplay is written by Pegg & Doug Jung. Take a look at this new photo gallery below, and stay tuned for more on Star Trek Beyond.