'Star Trek Beyond' news: Fans might see a 'deconstruction' of franchise in upcoming film


Fans of the upcoming science fiction/fantasy film will see the return of notable characters such as Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), James McCoy (Karl Urban), and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) exploring the USS Enterprise crew’s second year in its five-year exploration mission but might also witness a deconstruction of the franchise as director Justin Lin continues to tease fans.

“This is the 50th anniversary. I felt like it was important to really deconstruct the idea of Stark Trek, the idea of the Federation and why it’s special. We’ll really be poking at a lot of different things,” Lin said in an interview with Empire. He also added, “As a lifelong fan of Trek, we wanted to do something special for the fans and we couldn’t think of a better way to do that than creating an event dedicated to them in the year that we also come together to celebrate the series’ amazing 50th year.”

This movie sequel has welcomed new director Lin who replaced J.J. Abrams for the franchise’s third movie, along with two new writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. Actor-writer Pegg has revealed some details of the movie’s plot including its setting which will take place in the crew’s second year of their exploration. The crew stops by a Federation outpost for a momentary rest when they come into contact with antagonist Krall (Idris Elba) who then attacks the ship because of hatred.

This year marks the 50<sup>th year since the original “Star Trek” TV series aired and this year will also see the release of its third film “Star Trek Beyond” movie. Fans are excited to see the upcoming movie, notwithstanding the fact that many of them were disappointed with the ending of 2013’s “Star Trek into Darkness.” For some of them the sequel was similar to “The Wrath of Khan” movie in 1982. With Lin wanting to “deconstruct” the franchise, fans might expect to see something different on the big screens. 

“Star Trek Beyond” will be released in theatres on July 22.