Paramount, Skydance and Bad Robot have moved “Star Trek Beyond” back two weeks from July 8, 2016 to July 22, 2016, the studio announced Thursday.
“Star Trek Beyond” was going to open against Zac Efron‘s comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” and Illumination Entertainment’s animated movie “The Secret Life of Pets,” but it will now go head-to-head with Guy Ritchie‘s “King Arthur” and Fox’s animated movie “Ice Age: Collision Course.”
“Star Trek Beyond” will now arrive one week after Sony’s “Ghostbusters” and one week before the next chapter in Universal’s “Bourne” franchise.
“Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin is directing the third new “Star Trek” movie, which brings back stars Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura) and Simon Pegg (Scotty). They’ll be joined by Idris Elba, who will play a villain in the sci-fi sequel.
Paramount’s release shift brings “Star Trek Beyond” closer to the 50th anniversary of the original “Star Trek” TV series, which debuted on Sept. 8, 1966.