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tl;dr: Star Trek Beyond is officially announced as the third installment of the new Star Trek reboot film series. The first two were directed by J.J. Abrams, and this one will be directed by Director Justin Lin. Much of the cast will remain the same, while the aliens will be new. Release date: mid 2016.
Trekkies, get out your pointed ears and work on those Vulcan salutes, because the new film reboot is kickin' it into gear once more. The official title of the work is "Star Trek Beyond," as confirmed by its director, Justin Lin.
Justin Lin will be replacing J.J. Abrams, who directed the first two movies in the reboot series, and he seems so excited to do Star Trek that he's chosen to go in an absolutely opposite direction from the original series.
That means you shouldn't expect nostalgic hark backs to Romulans and Klingons, because, according to Lin, "it's time to go further. It has been fun to focus on creating whole new worlds and species." Not sure yet whether that's a good or a bad thing, but at least we can rest assured that Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, and Simon Pegg will definitely be returning.
Release date is set for July 8, 2016 -- just two month before the series' 50th anniversary.