The third installment of the rebooted Star Trek film series has been delayed, but only by a couple weeks. Originally grabbing for the coveted July 4th weekend next year, Paramount is moving the release to July 22nd.
The Hollywood Reporter says this move might give the film a better chance in Imax theaters, as it’s original slot would have forced Star Trek to grapple with the new live-action Tarzan, which opens July 1st. Now the film is set against the new Ice Age sequel and Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur. It’s also reported Star Trek’s move might force King Arthur into a new spot itself.
Star Trek Beyond will be the first in the new series not directed by JJ Abrams or written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Instead, Justin Lin is at the helm, while writer’s duties falling to Doug Jung and Simon Pegg.