Justin Lin-directed installment hits theaters July 22, 2016
“Star Trek Beyond” star Simon Pegg “didn’t love” the movie’s first trailer, either.
Pegg called Paramount Pictures’ first trailer for the follow-up to 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “surprising,” saying the “action-packed” teaser doesn’t tell the whole story.
“I find it to be kind of, the marketing people sort of saying, ‘everybody come and see this film. It’s full of action and fun,'” Pegg said in an interview with the site HeyUGuys. “When there’s a lot more to it than that.”
“I didn’t love it, becuase I know there’s a lot more to the film,” he continued. “There’s a lot more story, a lot more character stuff, and a lot more, what I would call, ‘Star Trek stuff.’ But they’ve got to bring a big audience in. They’ve got to bang the drum.”
Former “Star Trek” star George Takei — who played Hikaru Sulu, a role filled by John Cho in the new films — expressed the same disappointment after watching the trailer for the first time: “It doesn’t have that element that made ‘Star Trek,’ Gene Roddenberry‘s ‘Star Trek,’ what it was.”
But Pegg advises fans to have faith and see the movie, promising that it does deliver more than what’s shown in the trailer.
“To the ‘Star Trek’ fans, I’d say, ‘Hang in there, be patient,'” he pleaded.