Spock’s Eyebrows Confirm Star Trek 3 Has Started Production

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Right now, in lovely Vancouver, production has begun on Star Trek 3, which is allegedly (file under: probably-true) going by the name Star Trek Beyond. Yesterday, Spock himself, Zachary Quinto, released a leak-y Instagram photo of his Vulcan-approved coif:

someone is preparing to emerge.

A photo posted by Zachary Quinto (@zacharyquinto) on

And Vulcan-friendly eyebrows:

Costar Zoe Saldana (who plays communications officer Uhura) posted a less enthralling behind-the-scenes pic, but we’ll share it anyhow:

Trailer time #startrek A photo posted by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on

Replacing J.J. Abrams at the helm is frequent Fast and Furious and current True Detective director Justin Lin, while Simon Pegg (who plays Scotty) takes on co-writing duties alongside Doug Jung. Star Trek 3 and/or/maybe Beyond beams into theatres July 8, 2016.