Like most people, director Justin Lin is well aware of the problems the last Star Trek movie, Into Darkness, faced and has come up with a way to combat those issues with his new film, Star Trek Beyond.
Talking to Birth. Movies. Death., Lin confirmed that he'll be "politely ignoring" all of the events that happened in the last movie, helmed by J.J. Abrams, and will restart the franchise with a whole new feel.
Lin said that while he wouldn't discount what happened, he wasn't going to embrace anything that Abrams did in the last film, but did take a second to acknowledge just how grateful he was to the director for creating the series.
"I embraced what J.J. has brought — without him this whole group wouldn't be together — so I'm definitely very appreciative of him," Lin said.
Lin added some more details about the upcoming film, including the fact that Beyond will take place two and a half years after Into Darkness, meaning that the USS Enterprise crew will be halfway done with its five year mission.
Star Trek Beyond is the first film in the rebooted franchise without Abrams in the director's chair, and marks the first blockbuster film Lin will be tackling outside of the Fast and Furious franchise.
The movie hits theaters July 22, 2016. Watch the trailer below.