Everyone seems to be apologising for Star Trek these days. First JJ Abrams admitted (opens in new tab) that he made some mistakes with Star Trek into Darkness. Then Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin responded (opens in new tab) to the mixed reaction to the recently released first trailer, which was criticised for showcasing a more action-packed vibe than is usual for the franchise. It's a critique shared by the film's writer (and star) Simon Pegg.
Speaking with HeyUGuys (opens in new tab) at the European premiere for Star Wars: The Force Awakens earlier this week, the actor and writer stated that he "didn't love" the trailer. Check out the interview below...
Pegg is obviously doing his best to be as honest as possible without throwing too much shade at the Paramount marketing team, and he only half succeeds. While complementing the trailer for being "surprising" and "action-packed", he knowingly reassures fans that there's "a lot more of what I would call Star Trek stuff" in the film.
In any case, it was always going to be difficult to distill the essence of a two hour plus film into a 90 second trailer. There will be lots more footage unveiled before the film's release, and hopefully that will do a better job of convincing hard core trekkies that the film is worth checking out. So like the man said, "hang in there", and "be patient".
Directed by Justin Lin and starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Pegg, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, Star Trek Beyond warps into UK and US cinemas on July 22, 2016.
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