New Star Trek Beyond Trailer Bizarrely Features a Rihanna Soundtrack

Monday, 27 June 2016 - 9:30AM
Star Trek
Star Trek Beyond
Monday, 27 June 2016 - 9:30AM
New Star Trek Beyond Trailer Bizarrely Features a Rihanna Soundtrack
Music is becoming an increasingly major part of the movie trailer biz, with studios selecting classic tunes to create a real sense of mood for their movie promos. The likes of Guardians of the Galaxy (Hooked on a Feeling  - Blue Swede) and Suicide Squad (Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet) have used well known songs to great effect in their trailers. Star Trek Beyond recently used the Beastie Boys classic 'Sabotage' in one of its trailers, and while the impact wasn't quite as good as they might have hoped, it didn't feel completely out of place. But, that's more than we can say for the movie's latest trailer, which hit the internet today.

Seen below, the latest trailer for next month's big Star Trek release features a soundtrack from pop superstar, Rihanna. The song itself is great, it just seems completely at odds with the chaos unfolding on screen. 



Strange soundtrack choices aside, the trailer is actually full of action and it features a ton of new footage. As well as flashbacks to the 2009 Star Trek movie, the trailer revealed new shots of Sofia Boutella's Jaylah, and Idris Elba's villain, Krall. The trailer also featured a few new shots of Anton Yelchin, who was tragically killed in a freak accident earlier this month. In the wake of that awful loss, Paramount revealed that all Star Trek Beyond screenings will come with a video tribute to the actor who was reprising his role as Chekov.

Star Trek Beyond is released in theaters on July 22nd
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