Director Justin Lin has confirmed the longstanding rumor that Star Trek 3 will be titled Star Trek Beyond,
The Star Trek Beyond title has been rumored for awhile, but until now we didn’t have ironclad confirmation. Lin confirmed the name of the new Star Trek film on Twitter earlier today. Very few details have been revealed about Star Trek Beyond, other than that it’ll follow the Enterprise crew on their five-year mission.
Simon Pegg and Doug Jung scripted Star Trek Beyond, which brings back the entire core cast: Quinto, Saldana, Chris Pine (Kirk), Karl Urban (Bones), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), John Cho (Sulu), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Zachary Quinto (Spock), and of course Pegg himself (Scotty). In addition, Idris Elba joins the cast as the villain, and Sofia Boutella will appear in a mystery role.
Star Trek Beyond opens July 8, 2016. Next year also happens to mark the 50th anniversary of the franchise, which began in 1966 with the original TV show.