There’s a new Star Trek Beyond trailer, but this one comes with a sprinkling of pop superstardom as the latest clip from the Enterprise’s most danger-fraught mission comes soundtracked by Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer.”
The trailer itself doesn’t contain any bombshells or revelations, but it’s the usual collection of fast-paced action as the stakes get higher than ever for Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto’s Spock and the rest of the crew.
We also get a new look at Idris Elba’s Krall, the film’s main antagonist.
When we first heard Rihanna would feature on the Star Trek Beyond official soundtrack, we had mixed feelings because, well, we have mixed feelings over Rihanna as a credible recording artist to begin with. However, she isn’t completely devoid of talent and Sledgehammer showcases that — it’s a quality song that elevates the drama of the film’s final trailer, depicting the emotion behind Kirk’s final report as the Captain of the Starship Enterprise.
Starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban. Star Trek Beyond is coming to theatres July 22, 2016.
“Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.