What better way to kick off this year’s Comic Con International then with the exclusive star-studded world premiere of Star Trek Beyond.
The stars of the popular sci-fi franchise, including Chris Pine, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto, descended on San Diego last night (Wednesday) for the prestigious preview night that was truly a spectacle to behold. As well as previewing the film on a full scale outdoor IMAX screen, Star Trek Beyond was also accompanied by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display worthy of any Hollywood blockbuster.
Karl Urban, who plays the USS Enterprise’s fearless doctor, spoke of the awe he felt whilst attending the glitzy premiere;
Many fans and press attending the premiere were quick to notice the black ‘Starfleet’ pins worn by the cast and crew, including J.J. Abrams, in honor of the franchises star Anton Yelchin, who sadly passed away unexpectedly last month at the age of 27 – a touching tribute for an incredible actor who’ll be deeply missed. Abrams, who passed over the directing Reigns for Star Trek to Fast & Furious visionary Justin Lin, confirmed yesterday that they will not be recasting Anton Yelchin’s character for any future installments.
During the red carpet treatment last night, many of the cast were keen to speak about the upcoming fourth installment that will see Chris Hemsworth return as Captain Kirk’s father. Chris Pine, who plays Kirk, spoke of this desire to see the next film explore the ‘evil Enterprise’ storyline, originally portrayed in the 1960’s TV series, with some added bar brawling scenes thrown in for good measure.
Star Trek Beyond hits cinemas worldwide tomorrow (July 22).