Star Wars: The Force Awakens has easily become the most anticipated movie in quite some time, already breaking box office records weeks before its December 18 release. We reported last month that advanced ticket sales had already reached $50 million, shattering the previous record of $25 million set by 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. As expected, this blockbuster-to-be will also be used to help promote a number of other highly-anticipated movies, with studios jockeying to put their trailers in front of this sci-fi adventure. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Paramount Pictures has secured the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond to debut with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise, since Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams serves as a producer on Star Trek Beyond through his Bad Robot Productions company, which wrapped production in October. The filmmaker was actually set to direct this third Star Trek adventure before he took over on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, leading to Justin Lin coming aboard to replace him. Star Trek Beyond is slated to hit theaters on July 22, 2016, going up against Warner Bros.' Knights of the Round Table and 20th Century Fox's Ice Age: Collision Course.
We reported in October that the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War will debut with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while it will still play on the big screen with this highly-anticipated movie, the footage arrived online last month. Producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that the first footage for X-Men: Apocalypse will also be attached to prints of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it isn't clear if that trailer will arrive online beforehand. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that other movies such as Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 25, 2016), Disney's The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016), Universal's The Huntsman: Winter's War, 20th Century Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24, 2016) and Pixar's Finding Dory may also debut their trailers on December 18.
We reported last month that Star Trek Beyond will get an IMAX release when it hits theaters next summer. Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin all return for this sequel. Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim are joining the cast.
Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry, Justin Lin directs from a script by Roberto Orci & John D. Payne & Patrick Mckay; and Doug Jung & Simon Pegg. The film is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Justin Lin through his Perfect Storm Entertainment. The executive producers are Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Lindsey Weber. Are you looking forward to the first Star Trek Beyond trailer arriving with Star Wars: The Force Awakens?