‘Star Trek Beyond’ Third Trailer Features New Rihanna Track ‘Sledgehammer’

Cast of "Star Trek Beyond." Photo Courtesy: Paramount Pictures

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) — The third trailer for “Star Trek Beyond” features a new track from Rihanna entitled “Sledgehammer.”

The ballad which is set to release as part of the film’s soundtrack, plays over new footage of the Enterprise being destroyed as its crew led by Cpt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), is forced to abandon ship.

“We were overwhelmed by something. Something we’ve never seen before. I know this isn’t the last of my crew, but this is my last report as the captain of the Starship Enterprise,” Kirk says grimly in the clip.

“In Beyond, the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test,” reads the film’s official synopsis.

Rihanna teased the release of “Sledgehammer” on Instagram Monday writing, “As aStar Trek fan, I am honored to have the theme song for the new @StarTrekMovie!,” alongside artwork for the single that featured the singer in alien makeup.

Directed by Justin Lin, the film also stars Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Lt. Nyota Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy), John Cho (Hikaru Sulu), Idris Elba (Krall), Sofia Boutella (Jaylah) and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) who tragically died in a freak auto accident on June 19.

“Star Trek Beyond” blasts into theaters July 22.


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