It looks like Star Trek 3 might have an official title. According to TrekMovie.com, the upcoming film will likely be called Star Trek Beyond. Apparently that’s the title that’s been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), but the outlet also notes that we know how J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot operate. It’s possible that this could be a decoy title to throw fans off.
However, the title Star Trek Beyond does make sense considering co-writer Simon Pegg has teased that the new film is about frontierism and also told Den of Geek the following:
“So for me it’s now about the spirit of adventure and exploration and also, in modern terms, just how would that be for people, to be away for that amount of time and that kind of stuff.”
Director Justin Lin is expected to start filming Star Trek 3 (or Star Trek Beyond) soon with the movie heading towards a July 8, 2016 debut. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban and Zoe Saldana are all set to return and will be joined by franchise newcomers Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba who’s apparently getting a “kick ass” original role.
Click here for all of our Star Trek coverage or browse the recent links below:
- STAR TREK 3: Simon Pegg Says He’s Writing Idris Elba an Original “Kick Ass Role”
- STAR TREK 3 Adds KINGSMAN’s Sofia Boutella in Lead Role
- Simon Pegg Says Idris Elba not Playing a Klingon in STAR TREK 3
- Idris Elba in Early Talks to Play STAR TREK 3 Villain