Ending much speculation that the composer wouldn’t be composing the score for the third installment in J.J. Abrams Nu-Trek franchise, Michael Giacchino confirmed via Twitter that he was indeed on board:
I personally fell in love with Giacchino’s sweeping orchestral music for the first two installments of Nu-Trek and I can’t wait for the third! For most of 2009 and 2010, I had my CD player set to wake me up to track 5 of the soundtrack, “Enterprising Young Men.” I also may or may not have (but definitely did!) make up lyrics to the tune at the moment in the piece where in the film, McCoy and Kirk see the Enterprise for the first time. It goes something like this:
“Here’s the Enterprise, now it’s Star Trek time! Here’s the Eh-ehn-ter-prise!”
(If you are a Star Trek fan, you know you totally just sang along to the tune as you read those words…)
In other Trek news, there has been much conjecture as to whether or not Idris Elba, star of the BBC series Luther, would be appearing in Star Trek Beyond. He more less confirmed this by comments he made to TV3 Xposé, saying:
“Almost everyone was a Trekkie, really, weren’t they? I wouldn’t say I was a hardcore one but I definitely watched that show a million times. Spock was probably my favourite character – and in this one I have some scenes with Zachary Quinto.”
No word on the character he is playing, but rumor has it that he is slated to be the villain of the piece.
And finally in Star Trek Beyond news, everyone’s favorite tiny, grey, mostly silent engineer will be back at work on the Enterprise’s warp core as Deep Roy (aka Keenser), will be returning to the fabled Starship in his diminutively endearing role, as apparently he had to cancel a convention appearance due to being busy shooting on the 50th anniversary film!
Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin, and is scheduled to hit theatres on July 8, 2016 ahead of the venerable sci-fi franchise’s golden anniversary in September.