Announced at tonight’s STAR TREK BEYOND fan event, we learned that the new film will make its world debut at San Diego Comic Con in July.

Paramount has also put out their official press release, just a few moments ago:

WORLD PREMIERE OF “STAR TREK BEYOND” TO DEBUT IN IMAX® AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON®

THE FIRST-EVER OUTDOOR IMAX PREMIERE EVENT WILL INCLUDE APPEARANCES BY THE FILM’S CAST AND CREW, AND A LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE BY THE
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 20, 2016) – Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and director Justin Lin today announced that the world premiere of “STAR TREK BEYOND” will play in the immersive IMAX® format at Comic-Con International: San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and IMAX Corporation, on Wednesday, July 20, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.

The red carpet event at San Diego Comic-Con, which marks the first-ever open-air IMAX world premiere, will feature special appearances by Lin and the “STAR TREK BEYOND” filmmakers and cast, as well as a live concert performance of Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s film score by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Lin made the announcement at the STAR TREK FAN EVENT, where all fans in attendance were invited.

“I am thrilled to celebrate the premiere of the film together with the fans at Comic-Con and excited for everyone there to experience Michael Giacchino’s incredible score played live,” said Lin.

Added David Glanzer, spokesperson for Comic-Con International: “We are both privileged and excited that Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot have chosen to honor fans by having the world premiere of the next chapter of Star Trek at Comic-Con this summer.”

“What better way to show appreciation for the constant support of IMAX fans worldwide than by partnering with our friends at Paramount, Skydance, Bad Robot and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra on this ultimate Comic-Con world premiere,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment.

As a special event for this year’s Comic-Con attendees, fans will have the chance to attend the world premiere of “STAR TREK BEYOND.” Details about ticket distribution will be announced prior to the 2016 convention.

In addition, all attendees of tonight’s event scored passes to this exclusive screening on July 20 in California.

  • MJ

    This is FREAKING GENIUS.

    Now we see why they moved the release date, and that the logic (and gamble!) of waiting to start the marketing until after the two big superhero movies.

    I am cautiously optimistic for the first time that they have a real marketing plan, even if it’s a bit unorthodox and includes some rolling of the dice. The payoff could be big!

  • D.J. Ammons

    Flight booked. Hotel booked. Rental car will be booked shortly! I am ready for July20th!!!

  • Keachick

    I wish I could be there, say the lass from downunder.
    I have some consolation though, in that Star Trek Beyond is released here in NZ on 21 July and it is possible, that given the time difference between here and LA, that I may be watching the movie around the same time as some of you may be watching the premier and listening to the symphony orchestra playing the STB music live.