The first trailer of “Star Trek: Beyond” was scheduled to be released together with the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” However, a German version of the trailer was leaked early, so Paramount went ahead and put out the first trailer earlier than planned.
This is probably because Justin Lin, director of “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “Fast & Furious,” “Fast Five,” and “Fast & Furious 6,” has taken over for J.J. Abrams, who gave up directing duties for the third “Star Trek” movie to work with Lucas Film and Disney to helm “Star Wars.”
The trailer puts together a montage of action-packed chases, fight scenes and space dogfights, and reveals a handful of new species that the crew of the USS Enterprise will have to face.
It also brings a breath of fresh comedy, such as a scene where Bones (Karl Urban) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) are cornered by drones, and Bones says, “Well, at least I won’t die alone,” as Spock is beamed up to safety. He then follows with, “Well, that’s just typical.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Star Trek” had secured trailer airtime in the premiere of “Star Wars Episode 7” on Dec. 18, 2015. After a leak of a German version of the trailer spread online, Paramount went ahead and decided to upload the trailer on their YouTube account.
The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba and new entry Sofia Boutella, who also starred in “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
“Star Trek: Beyond” is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2016, and based on the trailer, “Star Trek” fans might as well expect a new approach to the film.