Watch Rihanna on an Alien Planet in the Video for “Star Trek Beyond” Single “Sledgehammer”

Star Trek Beyond Due Out July 22

Jun 30, 2016
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On Monday the third trailer for Star Trek Beyond, the third movie in the rebooted Star Trek series, was released. It featured a brand new song from Rihanna, "Sledgehammer," which was also released on streaming services. Now the song has a Star Trek-themed video. Instead of most movie tie-in music videos, this one doesn't seem to feature much footage from the film, beyond a couple of shots of the Starship Enterprise. Instead we get to see Rihanna sing the song on a cool looking alien planet. The final shot is quite interesting. The video premiered on IMAX screens this morning in front of select showings of The Legend of Tarzan.

The song was written by Sia and is featured on the soundtrack and presumably in the movie (probably during the end credits if we were betting on it). Below watch the video below, followed again by the new trailer.

Star Trek Beyond was directed by Justin Lin (a veteran of the Fast and Furious franchise) and co-written by Simon Pegg (who plays Scotty and also co-wrote Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End). In this one it looks like the Enterprise gets destroyed and the crew gets trapped on a hostile alien planet. J.J. Abrams directed the last two Star Trek movies, but was too busy relaunching Star Wars (directing last year's box office record breaker The Force Awakens). He does produce Beyond. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, and John Cho all return, with Idris Elba joining the cast as the villain. The movie is due out July 22 and this year is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. There's also a new Star Trek TV series in the works for 2017.


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