Several cast members of Star Trek Beyond are now in Vancouver, enjoying the city and preparing for principal photography to begin.
Earlier today, Zoe Saldana tweeted a photo of herself in a makeup trailer:
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) June 23, 2015
Saldana’s tweet is the latest in a series of social media posts and media reports that show members of the Star Trek Beyond cast reporting to Vancouver to begin production of their third Star Trek film. While there has been no official announcement from Paramount Pictures or Bad Robot, sources seem to indicate that principal photography will commence this Thursday, June 25.
Pace beginning to pick up
After a long stretch with little apparent activity, the arrival of the cast in Vancouver is a welcome sight to many fans, who have been anxiously awaiting word about the film. Things got rolling last week, when Karl Urban was seen arriving:
There have also been reports of the cast milling about town and enjoying themselves. Vancouver blog Vancity Buzz spotted Zoe Saldana with her husband Marco Perego, who were on their way to see Jurassic World on Father’s Day.
The site also reports that Simon Pegg was seen at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on Friday night. Perhaps the biggest sign that something is imminent comes from Zachary Quinto, who posted a photo on Instagram sporting a very familiar look:
More to come?
Any official news about the film has been hard to come by, possibly owing to a very rushed pre-production schedule which saw the first draft of the script only get completed recently. Due to the compressed schedule, it’s entirely possible we won’t see much in the way of news until the film is already in principal photography. As always, we’ll bring you any information as we get it. Star Trek Beyond is scheduled for release July 8, 2016.