Still wincing from keeping Khan secret in “Star Trek Into Darkness” — which both Damon Lindelof and J.J. Abrams recently admitted was a mistake — the franchise is hoping to rebound with “Star Trek Beyond.” While exact plot details have been kept under wraps for now, there’s not the same level of double talk about the villain, mostly because we don’t really know the story. But the first trailer is here to a shine a little light on what’s coming.
The regular crew are back — Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin — joined by new franchise faces, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella, for the latest adventure boldly directed by Justin Lin, who brings his experience helming four “Fast & Furious” movies to the table. So yes, say goodbye to Abrams’ lens flare.
Will this be the kick in the pants the series needs to bring it back on track after the dismal ‘Darkness‘? Find out on July 22, 2016.