I must confess, I was a little skeptical when I first heard about J.J. Abrams' plans to reboot the seminal Star Trek franchise for the big screen, but boy was I proven wrong! Fast forward two films later and I could not be more excited for Star Trek Beyond; the third and most ambitious entry in the series.
With the script in the safe hands of writer/actor Simon Pegg, and many of the jumpsuit-adorned crew of the Enterprise returning to reprise their roles, this one is shaping up to be an unmissable intergalactic epic! In anticipation of the movie's release, I present to you the fully confirmed cast for Star Trek Beyond...
Chris Pine as Kirk
Zachary Quinto as Spock
Sofia Boutella as Unknown Lead Role
Simon Pegg as Scotty
Zoe Saldana as Uhura
Karl Urban as Bones
John Cho as Sulu
Anton Yelchin as Chekov
Joseph Gatt as Science Officer 0718
BONUS: Rumored cast members!
Idris Elba as ???
Simon Pegg has all but confirmed that the Luther star will be making an appearance, but details on his character are currently thin on the ground. Although my thoughts initially skipped to the possibility of a Worf reprisal, Pegg has said Elba will play a previously unseen character:
"It will be a new character. We are out there on a five-year mission. We do not always come across the same people ... That will be reflected in the film."
My money's on a totally badass villain.
Bryan Cranston as ???
Yep, Heisenberg is supposedly ditching the meth lab for the science lab, with Cranston said to be in talks about a possible role. The question is, which one?
Star Trek Beyond is currently scheduled to release on July 8, 2016.