It appears that ‘Star Trek Beyond‘ may be the title of the upcoming Star Trek film, lucky number 13 in the franchise. As far as the storyline is concerned, the title suggests that the new film will venture farther out into the galaxy than we have seen in the previous two Abrams films, as co-writer Simon Pegg has been hinting at for some time now.
Star Trek Beyond
TrekMovie.com has it on good authority that Star Trek Beyond is being used for the title of the new Trek film. What we do know is that the name has been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a step that typically signifies a title has been settled on for an upcoming movie. It is possible, given Bad Robot’s history of secrecy and pretense, that this is merely a decoy name registered to stir up conjecture amongst the media and fans. But, the official title will need to be registered with the MPAA before the film’s release, and given the timeline, it seems likely that such a decision would be made now.
Does this mean our heroes will venture “beyond” where they have before? We may, as suggested by the film’s co-writer Simon Pegg, get to see a more exploration-focused, less Earth-centric storyline. Pegg said in a recent interview to Den of Geek:
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.
Pegg has been expressing similar sentiments about the film’s storyline all around the web. Suggesting that he was writing a script to bring Star Trek “back to its roots”, he had this to say to The Guardian:
“And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.”
This will certainly be good news to most fans who have expressed their eagerness to get back to the Final Frontier. So, tell us: what do you think about the new title? Feel free to start speculating to your heart’s content in the comments below!
To infinity, and… well, you know the rest!