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The next Star Trek movie has an official title that's way better than the last one

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Director Justin Lin has tweeted it, and so it must be true: The name of the newest installment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise is Star Trek Beyond. Batmans need not apply.

The name has been bouncing around the internet for a week or so, as mentioned by Chris Doohan, son of James Doohan, who portrayed Star Trek: The Original Series' Commander Montgomery Scott. But Lin's tweet complete with a shot of some new costume details from the film, gives it that necessary air of legitimacy.

There's not a lot we know about Star Trek Beyond, but that's not particularly unusual for a project that's only just started filming. Simon Pegg, co-writer on the movie, has indicated that it'll be a return to form for the quintessentially optimistic science fiction franchise. And though we're not sure whether Idris Elba will be playing a Klingon or not, we do know that he's been tapped to serve as Star Trek Beyond's villain. The newest Star Trek installment will hit theaters on July 8, 2016.


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