Flashy showdowns and riveting action abound in second trailer for Star Trek Beyond.

Earlier this week during a fan event hosted by Adam Savage, the second official trailer for Star Trek Beyond (2016) made its debut. The new trailer teases Idris Elba’s villain, Krall, who is hellbent on bringing Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and the rest of the crew down to their knees. Of most importance, the trailer shows the fan-favourite ship, Enterprise, being shredded by swarms of alien spacecraft. As all hope seems lost, it is only the fear of death that will keep the iconic crew from dying. The trailer also shows newcomer Sofia Boutella as Jaylah. Other than a bit more screen time for every major character, the trailer does not show much more when compared to the first one.

Justin Lin came on to direct the third installment in the new Star Trek franchise, following the lead of J.J. Abrahams after he departed to work on Star Wars: Episode VII. The Fast & Furious director helmed four of the seven films and helped to take the car based franchise into several great directions, which should only make long-time Star Trek fans even more excited for the space based franchise going forward. The film is co-written by Simon Pegg, who had gunned for the title many times in the past, as well as Doug Jung. Pegg will also reprise his role as Montgommery “Scotty” Scot. Zachary Quinto will reprise his role as Spock, along with returning cast members Karl Urban, Zoe Zaldana, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin.

The film is set to release on 22 July 2016, but hardcore fans can see it a teeny bit earlier with a special outdoor IMAX screening at the San Siego Comic-Con on the 20th, which is said to have a live orchestral score.

[Sources: iO9, the Verge]

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