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Simon Pegg has firmly established himself as the go-to comedy relief in Hollywood. The English actor has performed this role in the past three Mission: Impossible films as Benji Dunn, while he'll clock up the same number of turns as Montgomery Scott in the Star Trek franchise whenStar Trek Beyond is released later this month. In fact, you can now check out the very first extended look at Pegg in action in Star Trek Beyond by watching the scene below.
Clearly the above scene comes just moments after the crew of the USS Enterprise have abandoned ship, which has left them sporadically stranded on an unknown planet. Simon Pegg's Scotty just happens to come across Sofia Boutella's Jaylah, though, who after some nice back-and-forth leads the helpless and lost Scotty into the planet to help him find the rest of his pals.
Star Trek Beyond's synopsis has already revealed that halfway through their five-year mission, the crew of the USS Enterprise are forced to abandon ship after a wave of seemingly unstoppable unknown aliens ferociously attack them. This leaves them stranded on a strange and mysterious planet, and without any imminent hope of rescue, they soon find themselves in conflict with a new enemy. Beyond's villain will be portrayed by Idris Elba of The Wire fame, whose character Krall is a ruthless alien military commander.
Fingers crossed that he proves to be a tad more popular than Star Trek Into Darkness' villain, who was played by Benedict Cumberbatch and eventually revealed to be non-other than the iconic Star Trek villain Khan Noonien Singh. However, Star Trek fans had a bit of a problem with the fact that Khan's identity was hidden throughout the film's promotional campaign, even though most of them had guessed it was the villain as soon as Cumberbatch was cast. Along with allegations of whitewashing of the character, a superfluous underwear scene starring Alice Eve and J.J. Abrams attempts to overdose us on lens flare, this led to some bad blood after the release of Into The Darkness. Still, it grossed $82 million more than its 2009 predecessor, which not only means that it is the highest-grossing entry in the _Star Trek _franchise to date, but that a sequel was always going to be green-lit.
After Into The Darkness, J.J. Abrams went off to play in a galaxy far, far away, and Furious 7's Justin Lin was brought onboard to oversee the third installment of the rebooted franchise, with Simon Pegg himself and Doug Jung writing the blockbuster. We'll get to see what they've mustered up when Star Trek Beyond is finally released next week on July 22.