'Star Trek Beyond' updates: Film set two years into the five-year mission, more story on Lt. Sulu's daughter


The upcoming American science fiction film “Star Trek Beyond” will be taking place two years after they have embarked on the five-year mission featured in the second “Star Trek” movie.

Both the crew and the ship are already experiencing some “wear and tear” as they go on their quest. In an exclusive scoop from Entertainment Online, John Cho, who portrays Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu revealed, “At the beginning of the movie, we’re all homesick, we’re all getting into our ruts and I think we’ve been around each other too long.”

He also shared that a huge part of his character’s homesickness is his baby, he explained, “[He] had brought his picture to his console, which technically, we’ve been saying, it’s unprofessional. It’s in the way of the buttons.”

The actor also shared that there will be more about his daughter on screen, but teased that fans will have to wait until the movie premieres to find out about it themselves.

Secrecy may have been a general culture on set, as director Justin Lin, even took on the extra effort to keep the script a secret.

Karl Urban, who portrays Lieutenant Commander Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy revealed, “We got red scripts that have our names printed on them.”

He elaborated, “There are specific spelling mistakes incorporated into each draft, so that if it were to get out, they could still track it back to whose script it was.”

Star Trek Beyond” will serve as a sequel to the 2013 film, “Star Trek Into Darkness” and will follow the story of the crew being attacked by a mysterious alien that led them into a new planet and enemy. The show released its first trailer last month, giving a preview of the alien attack and the enemy in store, along with action-packed scenes in Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” as background music.

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