Writer Simon Pegg announced that filming had officially wrapped on October 16 via his Twitter account. Pegg has co-written the movie with Doug Jung, and also posted a picture with his collaborator.
Another recent development reported by The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the release date for the film had been pushed by two weeks.
Now the movie will open in theaters on July 22, which isn't too much of a change for fans as it will still be the same month. According to the report, the change in release dates is being chalked up to getting the movie a spot at IMAX. If the movie were to stick to its initial release date of July 8, it might have missed on that opportunity as Tarzan, which releases on July 1, already had a reservation.
Star Trek Beyond is the third entry in the rebooted sci-fi franchise, which already includes Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into the Darkness (2013). The first two were helmed by J.J. Abrams, who's now busy heading up the Star Wars sequels, so this one is directed by Fast & Furious reviver Justin Lin with the familiar crew of Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Sulu (John Cho) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin) all set to return.
One new face to look forward to will be Idris Elba, although nothing is known about his character right now. He's being played as the surprise card much like Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into the Darkness.
In other latest casting news, it was revealed that Lydia Wilson will also be joining the crew, but little is known about her character so far.