While the action-packed first trailer for “Star Trek Beyond” was greeted with a mixed reaction from fans, it made clear the sequel won’t carry on the tone “Star Trek Into Darkness.” In fact, many franchise faithful will be pleased to know, it won’t even give the 2013 film a passing glance.
According to Birth Movies Death, “Beyond” “will be politely ignoring just about everything that happened in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ especially magic blood and interstellar beaming.”
“I embraced what J.J. [Abrams] has brought — without him this whole group wouldn’t be together – so I’m definitely very appreciative of him,” director Justin Lin told the website. “At the same time, do we address it? No, but we don’t discount it. We don’t sit there and say it doesn’t exist, it’s part of this universe now.”
The filmmaker reveals “Beyond” is set about two and a half years after the events of “Into Darkness,” which would place the crew at the midway point of the Enterprise’s traditional five-year mission. That passage of time will be reflected in the relationships among the crew, including that of Spock and Uhura, which sounds as if it may no longer be the fiery romance it once was.
Arriving July 22, “Star Trek Beyond” stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba.
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