Paramount’s collection of Star Trek Beyond character posters makes room for two more today, with the studio’s latest additions welcoming both Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin) to the fray.
Keeping the marketing momentum ticking over from the reveal of Beyond‘s latest – and much improved – trailer, this new pair of vivid one-sheets arrive on the heels of posters for Bones (Karl Urban) and Sofia Boutella’s newcomer, Jaylah.
Directed by franchise newcomer Justin Lin, best known for his work across the Fast and Furious movies, Star Trek Beyond will have the crew of the USS Enterprise go boldly where no man has gone before – and for good reason. Following an onslaught of sentient spaceships, Lin’s sci-fi sequel opens with our heroes stranded on a remote alien planet, coming face to face with Idris Elba’s unhinged baddie, Krall.
Indeed, Elba may be donning heavy prosthetics for the role, but last week’s trailer reaffirmed our belief that the Luther stalwart would make for a formidable big bad. Now it’s just a matter of Captain Kirk and Co. escaping the clutches of death. No biggie, right?
Penned by Simon Pegg alongside Lin, Star Trek Beyond‘s script – one reworked from the original version penned by Roberto Orci, before he eventually bowed out of the threequel – brings together the new faces of Elba and Boutella to star opposite the franchise stalwarts, which include Karl Urban, Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin.
Star Trek Beyond shoots for the stars on July 22.