Paramount announced that “Star Trek Beyond” is moved from its original July 8, 2016 release to July 22 next year.
The studio did not cite any reason for the two-week push back but it’s not due to competition, reported Ace Showbiz.
“Beyond” was supposed to open on the same day as Zac Efron’s comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” and animated film “The Secret Life of Pets”, but is now opening against Guy Ritchie’s “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” and Fox’s animation “Ice Age: Collision Course”.
“Beyond” is also moving closer to other potential box office hits such as Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters (2016)” (July 15) and Matt Damon-starring “Bourne 5” (July 29).
“Star Trek Beyond” will mark the 50th anniversary of the television launch of the landmark science-fiction series.
The film is directed by “Fast and Furious” helmer Justin Lin and starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto among others.