So where is the crew of the Starship Enterprise heading in the next Star Trek movie? Beyond, if the title is any indication.
— Justin Lin (@justinlin) June 29, 2015
Today director Justin Lin Tweeted a close-up photo of a Starfleet badge along with two relevant hashtags: “#LLAP” (which is the Vulcan salute, “Live long and prosper”) and “#StarTrekBeyond.” And that second one just happens to be the title of the third movie in the rebooted Star Trekfranchise.
Soon enough, the very picture was up on Paramount Pictures’ official Facebook page. Star Trek Beyond follows a convention set by the previous film, Star Trek Into Darkness in which it omits the colon you’d normally see in a sequel title and instead just uses the word “trek” as a verb.
Lin, best known for his work directing many of the Fast and Furious movies, takes over directorial duties from J.J. Abrams, who directed the previous two Star Trek films and who is producing the third.
Series stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana are returning for the third outing, which is expected to be released on July 8, 2016.
by Drew Mackie