Boutella's Jaylah is an all action extraterrestrial who, suggests director Lin, will be taking the battle to Idris Elba's (Prometheus) big bad, Krall. "I put Sofia through hell in her intro fight," Lin explains of her first scene, "and we had to go take after take after take. It was four days of really pushing it. She was so pumped up and she just went for it."
Star Trek Beyond finds Kirk (Chris Pine), McCoy (Karl Urban), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew in the middle of their five-year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new... you know the drill. Despite the excitement and adventure of deep space exploration, the routine of charting the unknown has started to weigh on the captain, who is beginning to question his choices.
But he will be confronted with more than existential malaise when a brand new race, led by the driven Krall (Elba) seriously attacks the ship, leaving the crew separated, stranded and facing their biggest challenge yet.
With Star Trek veterans Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Deep Roy and Simon Pegg (who also co-wrote the script with Doug Jung) all returning alongside Boutella, Elba and Joe Taslim (The Raid: Redemption), Star Trek Beyond will be out here on 22 July.