It’s not been the easiest of years so far for the famous Comic Con International – in the wake of major studios pulling their blockbusters from the annual event, it appears there may still be some hope for the convention that has prided itself on showcasing the biggest and most exciting up and coming movies before anyone else.
Paramount Pictures has confirmed that it’s flagship franchise, Star Trek, will debut the third film in it’s epic series at this years event in San Diego – the first major summer blockbuster to do so following the piracy backlash that’s seen studios including Twentieth Century Fox and Universal all pull their releases from the event.
Star Trek Beyond sees the cast of the U.S.S. Enterprise return for another all-out action-fest as they explore even further into space and battle their most formiddable and unforgiving foe to-date. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana all return for the sequel to J.J. Abrams 2009 box office smash.
It was announced last year that Fast & Furious visionary Justin Lin would take over the helm from Abrams, with Simon Pegg penning the script for a blockbuster that is sure to clean up at the worldwide box office. Luther and Thor stat Idris Elba has also joined the project as the main villain, though his part, and the subsequent storyline are still unknown – it’s most likely that these questions will be answered in July when Comic Con International kick off.