Over at Yahoo! News, they are spilling some new secrets from a visit to the STAR TREK BEYOND set from earlier this summer — starting with our first comments on Sofia Boutella and her role in the upcoming film.

After revealing that her warrior character’s name is ‘Jaylah,’ some insight from her exhausting experience comes from director Justin Lin.

I put Sofia through hell in her intro fight, and we had to go take after take after take. It was four days of really pushing it. She was so pumped up and she just went for it. It looks great. I’m excited for that.


The BEYOND trailer showcased what seem to be the planned team-ups in the film: pairing Chekov and Kirk; Sulu and Uhura; Scotty with Jaylah; Spock with McCoy. As Zachary Quinto details, they’re going to have to find a way to save the day despite their disparate locations:

Circumstances dictate that we’re not all in this together. We have to divide in order to conquer. We’re off in unconventional pairings; there’s a real sense of scrambling to defeat our common enemy.


While the cast may seem to get in a lot of trouble in this new adventure, don’t let their headliner status keep you from thinking they will be safe and sound, as co-writer Simon Pegg explains.

This is a different reality, you know. Just because [William Shatner’s] Kirk and those guys lived until they were in their 70s, doesn’t mean it’s going to happen in this universe. All bets are off. We’ve started again. It’s nice to have that element of unpredictability.


As for that deadly cloud of destruction that hits the Enterprise in the early moments of the film? Let Zoe Saldana tell you about that:

The Swarm is what we’re calling it — it’s all these little ships moving in synchronicity like a school of fish in the ocean.


Lastly, Chris Pine talks about how this third film brings things full circle:

The first film was about establishing the characters. The second film was about taking it into a darker place, which was the in-vogue thing circa the ‘Batman’/’Dark Knight’ era.

For us ‘Beyond’ is re-establishing — especially in the 50th anniversary of the Enterprise — of the world of ‘Star Trek’, re-establishing why ‘Star Trek’ is uniquely its own beast. It’s funny, it’s got a total sense of humor.

…but when it comes to action and adventure, the captain lays it all out in a way that may not please some of you.

I can definitively say [‘Beyond’] has the most action out of any one we’ve done so far. People who like summer blockbusters and like shit blowing up will like this.

Hang on tight.


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