Paramount Pictures has announced that it has pushed back the release date of Star Trek Beyond.
The film, originally intended to be released on July 8th, has been moved to July 22nd, where it will be in direct competition with King Arthur and the next Ice Age movie. It will also be competing against the Ghostbusters reboot, which will be released the week prior, and Matt Damon’s return to the Bourne series, which bows the week after STB. The Hollywood Reporter suggests the move was made in an attempt to secure an IMAX engagement.
The film was originally competing against Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, a comedy, and the animated The Secret Life of Pets. The move places the film against other franchises and genre offerings, making it a far more competitive environment.