It would seem what’s showing in front of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is becoming as big and as important as episode VII it self.
It shouldn’t come, as much of a surprise that “Star Trek Beyond” will be getting its first trailer attached to the upcoming Star Wars movie. Abrams who’s a producer for the third rebooted Trek movie just also happens to be the director for the “Force Awakens”.
Star Trek Beyond is scheduled for release on July 22, 2016 as part of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. Also the franchise will be returning to television with it’s yet unknown show set to begin airing on CBS’ streaming service in 2017.
Star Trek Beyond won’t be the only movie with a trailer airing in what’s sure to be the biggest movie of 2015. According to reports Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Huntsman’s Winter War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, and Finding Dory all could find trailers playing.
Star Trek Beyond stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Joe Taslim, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba.
Some sites aren’t thrilled with the idea of a third rebooted movie saying it’s not the best time to be a Star Trek fan. They really don’t give a proper explanation, but I’m willing to concede that everyone has the right there own opinion.
Granted the first two Star Trek movies directed by Abrams may not have been perfect, but they were by no means horrible movies. I can think of at least three other Star Trek movies that were by far worse.
Everyone is quick to condemn “Beyond” before it even hits theater. Beyond has two new screenwriters and a new director in Justin Lin. This rebooted Trek may not be the Trek your father grew up on, but we can’t expect to live in the past. Yes “Beyond” could use a bit more of what Star Trek means to a lot of people, but Star Trek won’t thrive in today’s movie audience with out some of the flash and action we have seen from the first two movies.
I have high hopes for Star Trek Beyond for not only improving on the first two movies, but to hopefully put a better foundation under the feet of this current cast so it can continue for several more years.
In this day and age of Hollywood looking to reboot a franchise at the drop of a hat, it is my believe that Star Trek as a franchise needs this particular incarnation to be as solid as possible in order to ensure we get to see future adventures for years to come.