After last week brought us a tsunami of Star Trek Beyond image and footage, the fun continues this week with even more new character posters. Paramount Pictures has been celebrating the franchise's 75th Anniversary. Right before the Memorial Day weekend, the studio debuted the second trailer for their highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which hits theaters nationwide July 22. They then proceeded to slowly release various character posters, including Sofia Boutella's Jaylah, Karl Urban's Bones, Zachary Quinto's Mr. Spock and Anton Yelchin as Chekov. Today, we get another big trio of one-sheets. They feature Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu and Zoe Saldana as Uhura.
Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in Paramount's globally popular Star Trek series, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In 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. 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 Beyond 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 the latest character posters. We're expected to get Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk at any minute now.