Kirk and crew are marooned on an alien planet. The Enterprise is destroyed (again? Yes, again). And they’re surrounded by hostile aliens the likes of which they’ve never seen before! This is all we know about Star Trek Beyond, the third flick in JJ Abrams’ take on the classic franchise, which opens July 22, 2016.
Despite what the Bad Robot appearing in the weeds would suggest, Abrams is not actually directing this one. Now that his time is occupied by Star Wars, directing duties have been given to Justin Lin, who has worked on several Fast and Furious movies. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and John Cho have all returned as the Enterprise crew.
Star Trek Beyond isn’t the only Trek-related project in the Paramount pipeline. They’re also working on a new Star Trek TV series, to debut in 2016 on CBS’s on-demand service.