If you think it’s just the fans that are criticizing the Star Trek Beyond trailer, think again. One of the film’s stars recently came out and explained that he wasn’t a fan of it either. And there are two other actors from the Star Trek franchise who revealed their negative thoughts on the trailer as well.
While at the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, HeyUGuys caught up with actor Simon Pegg, who co-wrote and stars in Star Trek Beyond, to get his take on the trailer that has outraged a lot of fans. Pegg explained that he wasn’t impressed by the first trailer for the film, either, but he promises that the new Star Trek will be better than how it was advertised.
“I find it to be the marketing people sort of saying, ‘Everybody come and see this film; it’s full of action and fun,’ when there’s a lot more to it than that. I didn’t love it, because I know there’s a lot more to the film. There’s a lot more story and a lot more character stuff and a lot more what I would call ‘Star Trek stuff.'”
Pegg added that he understands there are unhappy Star Trek fans out there, but at the same time, he noted that the marketing department has to do its job in order to attract a lot of moviegoers. So it’s going to take some time before people see what the movie has in store for the lifelong fans.
“To the Star Trek fans, I’d say, ‘Hang in there. Be patient.'”
While Pegg is promising the fans that the film is better than what has been shown, that hasn’t stopped two former Star Trek actors from revealing their thoughts on it. One of those was Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei. During an interview with Tech Insider, Takei was shown the trailer for Star Trek Beyond for the first time. Afterward, he noted that the trailer made it look like it would be a good movie, just not one that is essentially Star Trek.
“It doesn’t have that element that made Star Trek – Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek – what it was.”
The other person to voice his opinion on the Star Trek Beyond trailer was Wil Wheaton, who starred in TV’s The Next Generation. Wheaton took to Twitter to express how he thought the trailer came across as bland.
I saw the weirdest trailer today. It was for a generic science fiction action movie, but it was all dressed up in Star Trek costumes.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) December 14, 2015
As the Inquisitr previously reported, the trailer for Star Trek Beyond was slated to be attached to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But due to the fact that someone leaked the trailer earlier in the week, Paramount decided to release the official trailer online.
There isn’t much known about Star Trek Beyond at this point. What is known is that a lot of the actors from the previous two films of the rebooted franchise will be returning, including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Justin Lin, who helmed four entries in the Fast & Furious franchise, is taking over the reins from J.J. Abrams, who went on to direct the new Star Wars film. However, Abrams did serve as producer for the third Star Trek film.
Another newcomer to the franchise is Idris Elba, who just received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Beasts of No Nation, and has been in heavy talks to possibly be the next James Bond. But when it comes to his role in Star Trek Beyond, he’s keeping that a complete secret.
“You’ve never seen me play a character like this.”
And while people like Takei have criticized the film for appearing to have distanced itself from Roddenberry’s initial vision of Star Trek, Lin said that he does plan on incorporating some of the elements of the original series into this film.
“They haven’t really gone on their five-year mission, so what we experienced in the TV show hasn’t been touched on yet.”
Star Trek Beyond beams into theaters on July 22, 2016. Check out the trailer below.
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