With the 3rd installment of the hugely popular Star Trek reboot set for release later this month. We decided to take a look at some of the things you might not know about Star Trek Beyond.
According to Zachary Quinto, while he greatly enjoys the character Spock, he has made mention that he is ready to move on from the role and venture into other projects. He has stated though that he fully plans to finish out his contractual obligations in playing the role of Spock and seeing where his character’s journey goes in the trilogy. Quinto (just like the rest of his main co-stars) signed on for a three picture deal in which makes this film his last contractual commitment towards the role of Spock.
The script by original director Roberto Orci was said to bring William Shatner back into the Star Trek universe to reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk. The script was said to reunite him and Leonard Nimoy on screen but William Shatner had to accept the role in the movie. The script may be rewritten and the return of his character may be excluded before actual filming takes place.
With the death of Leonard Nimoy, the script will have to be reworked without Spock Prime. This was never confirmed that Nimoy was intended to have a role in the film. Whether William Shatner will be involved has yet to be determined.
Anton Yelchin’s final Star Trek film after his death on June 19, 2016. However, this will not be his final film role. His other films We Don’t Belong Here (2016), Porto (2016), Thoroughbred (2017) and Rememory will be released posthumously as well.
In an interview, Karl Urban stated that he almost did not return to the role of Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy. What convinced him to stay was a discussion with director Justin Lin.
With the release of this film, all three “main villains” in the rebooted Star Trek series will have been played by an actor who has also portrayed a Marvel superhero on film. Eric Bana from the Star Trek (2009) remake had previously portrayed Dr. Bruce Banner in Hulk (2003). Benedict Cumberbatch will be portraying Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange (2016). Idris Elba had previously portrayed Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in multiple films.
Star Trek Beyond opens in cinemas 21 Jul 2016
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