It seems we finally have a date when we can expect the full trailer for “Star Trek: Beyond.” And while we were quite confident the trailer would be attached to “Captain America: Civil War,” it seems instead Paramount Pictures has its eye on … “Angry Birds”?
Entertainment Weekly reporter Gerrad Hall says Paramount will roll out the trailer May 20 in a special event in Los Angeles hosted by the film’s director, Justin Lin. Fans will be invited to the Paramount lot in Hollywood where the cast and crew of the film will debut the trailer. Fans who can’t make it to California also will have a chance to see it on Facebook Live.
“As a lifelong fan of Star Trek, we wanted to do something special for the fans,” Lin told the magazine. “We couldn’t think of a better way to do that than creating an event dedicated to them in the year that we also come together to celebrate the series’ amazing 50th year.”
May 20 is a Friday that also is the opening weekend for films like “Angry Birds,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “The Nice Guys.” None of the films are really in the Star Trek genre, so it’s not clear exactly the audience Paramount is looking to reach.