Star Trek Beyond has unveiled its gripping new trailer for the third film in the rebooted sci-fi series. In the preview, Captain Kirk, Scotty and other members of the USS Enterprise must survive being marooned on a faraway planet after a powerful, unknown adversary destroys their spaceship and takes some of the crew hostage.
While the blockbuster’s first Beastie Boys-assisted trailer was roundly criticized for being perhaps too carefree and action-packed – even actor and Star Trek Beyond co-screenwriter Simon Pegg admitted of the first trailer, “I didn’t love it. I know there’s a lot more to the film.” – the second preview offers up much more in terms of plot, characters and emotional breadth.
“It’s not uncommon, you know? It’s easy to get lost in the vastness of space,” a character played by actress Shohreh Aghdashloo warns in the trailer. “There’s only yourself, your ship, your crew.” The latest trailer also boasts an extended look at the sci-fi series’ newest cast mates: Sofia Boutella as an alien with martial arts skills and an almost-unrecognizable Idris Elba as the film’s main villain.
Star Trek Beyond, directed by The Fast and the Furious series’ Justin Lin and the follow-up to 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, opens July 22nd.