Rihanna, Sledgehammer, Star Trek


The third trailer for Star Trek Beyond is incredibly special for a couple reasons.

Not only does it feature Rihanna's new song, "Sledgehammer" (penned by Sia) for the first time, but it comes on the heels of Anton Yelchin's tragic death last week.

The song is incredibly meaningful for the Star Trek family after their loss, with lyrics that read,"You just don't let up, don't let up/You're taken over the beat of my body/But you lift me up, lift me up/If you take my pulse right now/It would feel just like a sledgehammer."

Several of the film's stars thanks Rihanna for the song during their difficult time.

Zoe Saldana reposted a clip of the trailer, writing, "Thank you @badgalriri, for a beautiful song during one of the most difficult times for our StarTrek family. We know Anton would be proud."

Zachary Quinto also spoke out

"After such an unimaginably sad week for our star trek family - @badgalriri brings some light into the darkness," he wrote beside another clip of the song."

Meanwhile, Yelchin, who played Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, was killed in a car accident at his home in Los Angeles on June 19.

The actor was standing behind his car that was parked in his driveway and the vehicle rolled backwards, pinning him against a brick mailbox and a security fence, a police spokesperson told E! News. He had been on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal and when he didn't show up, they went to his house and found his body.

His death has sparked a $5 million lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, claiming a "defective" gearshift has caused more than 300 deaths, including Yelchin's.

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