‘Raid’ star to join the fight in Justin Lin’s ‘Star Trek Beyond′

"Star Trek Into Darkness" Japanese Theatrical Poster

"Star Trek Into Darkness" Japanese Theatrical Poster

Since J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness) is putting all his time and effort towards Star Wars: Episode VII, it should come to no surprise that a new director is taking over the reins for the third chapter of Star Trek reboot franchise, titled Star Trek Beyond.

Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) is helming the next entry of the series, which has a release date set for July 8, 2016. The film stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Boutella, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Joseph Gatt, John Cho and Deep Roy.

Updates: According to THR (via FCS), Indonesian martial arts actor Joe Taslim (The Raid) has joined the cast. According to the report, Taslim’s part will be key role opposite Idris Elba, who plays the film’s villain.

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