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Star Trek Beyond is officially the next Star Trek movie

Star Trek Beyond is officially the next Star Trek movie

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Director Justin Lin confirmed on Twitter last night that the third installment of the Star Trek series will be called Star Trek Beyond. The announcement includes a picture of the franchise's now familiar delta shield on a retro sleeve patch that takes you right back to the '60s. The film, now in production in Vancouver, will feature the return of Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and Idris Elba.

The title echoes Lin's earlier statement that the new film won't borrow much from the original television show. "It's all new and fresh," Lin told Deadline Hollywood earlier this month. "The Klingons, Romulans, and other species are great, but it's time to go further. It has been fun to focus on creating whole new worlds and species."

Paramount has Star Trek Beyond scheduled for a July 8th, 2016 release, two months to the day before the franchise's 50th anniversary on September 8th.

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