With Abrams stepping aside, Justin Lin promises to return Star Trek to its roots.
We can all agree that fans were divided over Abrams' Star Trek movies. Some loved them and some hated the altered timeline and the action-centric focus. Myself, I enjoyed them for what they were. Well, Justin Lin has taken over Star Trek Beyond and is guaranteeing that fans will be delighted with his take on the franchise.
Being a die hard Trekkie, Lin grew up with the tv show and says that he's going to take the crew of the Enterprise to the places they failed to go in the last two films. Star Trek and Into Darkness never touched on the five year mission and he promises that the third entry will finally be about exploration. I think most fans of the show and the movies will all agree that this is a definite positive move considering the split reaction to Abrams' movies.
“They haven’t really gone on their five-year mission, so what we experienced in the TV show hasn’t been touched on yet. That sets up an opportunity for exploration and the deeper you go, the more you are examining humanity. Those are the things that I absorbed as a kid and hope to tap into and embrace and celebrate.” - Justin Lin
Lin also says he'll be moving away from Klingons and Romulans, introducing new alien civilizations and planets. If anything, this will definitely boost fan morale and will garner a possible hit for Lin.