New photos and video from Star Trek Beyond have (finally!) made their way to the Internet.
The website Screen Crush posted an exclusive earlier today. A full photo gallery is here, but we’ve embedded the video below *UPDATE* The clip has been removed by YouTube, per the request of Paramount Pictures.
The pictures show Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, newcomer Sofia Boutella, and Anton Yelchin shooting in front of a green screen in Vancouver, Canada. Screen Crush speculates they’re on top of a spaceship, but it could also be any other kind of vehicle, a building, or indeed an orbital mining array.
While Pegg is clearly wearing the standard redshirt Starfleet uniform, Pine is wearing a very space-age jacket/pants combo that makes him look like a cross between a Cub Scout and Starlord from Guardians of the Galaxy. If Carol Marcus were returning for this film, she could assure me that Jim Kirk was never a Cub Scout, but she’s not – instead we have Boutella as a new female lead.
With her white make-up, she is some kind of new alien species we’ve never seen before. She has no antennae, so we know she’s not an Aenar … maybe she’s some kind of skunk Xindi? If you have any ideas, please share them below.
The released press materials are the first real glimpse we’ve gotten from the production, which has switched creative staff while the 50th anniversary hurtles towards us at warp speed.
In addition to Pine, Yelchin, Pegg and Boutella, the film will also star Idris Elba (as the film’s presumed villain), Joe Taslim, Lydia Wilson, and returning Trek stars Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho and Deep Roy.
Star Trek Beyond opens July 8, 2016.