According to TrekMovie, the third film in the alternate reality Star Trek film series and the thirteenth overall, will likely be titled Star Trek Beyond. Following previous films Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, the new film is said to feature the deep space five-year mission voyage of the USS Enterprise, the new film is also rumored to add three new females characters, the captain of a Federation ship, Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy’s ex-wife and the President of the United Federation of Planets.
It was previously said that it was possible for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Khan to return, but that is unlikely now, as Idris Elba is said to be in talks for the villain role. Also once rumored to join the cast is the prime reality James T. Kirk, William Shatner, as well as the prime reality Spock, Leonard Nimoy before his recent passing.
The film is written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung and is presumed to be written alongside previous writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. The film will be produced by director of the previous two Star Trek films, J. J. Abrams, as well as Bryan Burk, David Ellison and Roberto Orci and directed by Justin Lin.
It will released on July 8, 2016, just in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary, with filming said to begin on June 1, 2015. You can follow future updates of the franchise on the official Star Trek website, Facebook and Twitter.