'Star Trek Beyond' news: Chris Pine, Simon Pegg talk about character dynamics

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Following the 2013 film “Star Trek Into Darkness” comes “Star Trek Beyond,” the third installment in the reboot series.

During a set visit and interview by Access Hollywood on Jan. 1, some of the veteran actors in the “Star Trek” film series, namely Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Simon Pegg (Scotty) and Karl Urban (Bones McCoy), gave a preview about their characters and what can be expected of their roles in the film.

Pine mentioned that Spock (Zachary Quinto) and his character were more closely centered in the previous film compared to what will be seen in the next movie. Pegg consequently agreed with Pine.

“There’s a moment in the script where they separate, and we felt like the Kirk/Spock dynamic had been explored quite a lot in the first two movies,” Pegg said, “and myself and Doug Jung, my co-writer, always loved the dynamic between Bones and Spock, because they are opposites; they’re like the devil and the angel on Kirk’s shoulder. To put them together, in sort of perilous situations, felt like a gift to do.” 

New characters will also be introduced in the third film in “Star Trek” reboot series. Idris Elba, who is known for adventure fantasy movies such as “Pacific Rim,” “Thor” and “Prometheus,” joins the cast as Krall, one of the main antagonists of the film.

During his talk with TV3 back in July, Elba shared his fondness of his “Star Trek” favorites, particularly Commander Spock, saying, “Spock was probably my favourite character – and in this one I have some scenes with Zachary Quinto [who plays Spock].” 

Elba also revealed that he has been a supporter of the movie franchise, and jokingly admitted that he has seen the show only about a million times. 

The upcoming 2016 sequel of “Star Trek Into Darkness” is the thirteenth film in the “Star Trek” movie franchise. 

In “Star Trek Beyond” the USS Enterprise crew returns, headed by Captain James T. Kirk. He and his space roaming unit ? composed of Commander Spock, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Lt. Comm. Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Lt. Comm. Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, Lt. Hikaru Sulu (John Cho), and Ensign Pavel Chekov (Anton Yelchin) ? find themselves cast away and fighting against villainous enemies in a different planet after unknown aliens attack and destroy the Enterprise. They must eventually search for an escape route from the unfamiliar planet.

Tons of space battling and explorations will be seen in theaters on the premiere date of “Star Trek Beyond”, July 22, which also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the “Star Trek” franchise.