Shohreh Aghdashloo Added to ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Cast in Reshoots

The newest entry into the Star Trek film franchise, Star Trek Beyond, wrapped principal photography last October. The movie, scheduled to come out this summer, is doing currently reshoots though.

While reshoots aren’t uncommon with big movies like this, what makes this notable is that the filmmakers have apparently decided to add an entirely new character to the film.

Shohreh Aghdashloo has been cast as the “High Command of the Federation,” which is apparently a title someone has now. We’re not really sure why she’s being added to the movie (I suspect it’s because someone finally noticed the Trek film’s diversity problem), but hey — it’s a thing that’s happening.

Star Trek Beyond is still on track to open July 22, 2016.

Via Deadline

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”