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Fast 8 is currently deep into filming, dropping cars out of buildings and blowing up half of Iceland. You know, the usual. But today’s news is all about Dwayne Johnson, who is once again reprising his role as Hobbs, the deadly government agent who frequently finds himself allied with Vin Diesel’s gang of street racing superheroes. First of all, there’s that new photo above, which features The Rock in his element: walking down a street in an outfit that showcases his bulging musculature while massive destruction lies in his wake. Even more interesting is the video below, where we once again see Johnson in an orange prison jumpsuit. Neither Johnson or director F. Gary Gray explain what Hobbs is doing in prison, but they do promise a prison action sequence of epic proportions. So there you go.

Justin Lin may have seemed like an odd fit for Star Trek Beyond when he was initially hired, but he’s spent the past year-plus saying all of the right things and proving why he’s a good man for the job. With the film finally hitting theaters this weekend, Paramount has released a new featurette taking a look at how Lin approached the movie and why J.J. Abrams (who remains a producer on Beyond) thought he was the right fit. With early reviews singing the film’s praises, it looks like everyone made the right choice.

Star Trek Beyond Barco Escape

Star Trek has many fans in high places (including President Barack Obama), so it’s only natural that at least one of them could squeeze themselves into Star Trek Beyond. A new article at The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Amazon CEO and dedicated Trek aficonado Jeff Bezos has a brief cameo in the film. Justin Lin confirmed the appearance:

He was awesome. It was like a president was visiting, you know? He had a big entourage! But it didn’t matter because he was so into it. He had to wait around all day because it was one day we were shooting, like, three different scenes and, it was also credit to Jeff because … he just nailed it every time.

So keep your eyes open! Somewhere in this utopian future where money no longer exists is a visiting billionaire.

And now, let’s close this edition out with a few quick Star Trek Beyond clips before the film opens. First up, here’s a scene where Dr. McCoy offers approximately zero comfort to a recently dumped Spock.

And then there’s this slightly more action-packed scene where the Enterprise encounters a mysterious and unknown enemy while exploring orbiting an unknown planet.

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