As a fan of the Star Trek franchise, many are wondering if there will be a third movie with Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk. The answer is yes, but with some caveats.
What Happened to the Third Movie?
Initially, there were plans for a third movie in the Star Trek reboot series that began in 2009. However, after some behind-the-scenes drama and negotiations fell apart, it looked like the third movie would never happen.
Enter Quentin Tarantino
In 2017, Quentin Tarantino expressed interest in directing a Star Trek movie and even pitched an idea to J.J. Abrams, who directed the first two movies. This idea was met with enthusiasm from both Abrams and Paramount Pictures.
The Plot for Tarantino’s Star Trek
Tarantino’s pitch revolved around an alternate timeline where Kirk meets his father (played by Chris Hemsworth) for the first time. There were also rumors that it would have an R rating, but this has not been confirmed.
What Happened to Tarantino’s Movie?
While there was excitement surrounding Tarantino’s involvement in the franchise, he ultimately decided not to direct the movie due to his commitment to another project. As of now, it is unclear if his idea will ever come to fruition or if it will be reworked into another project.
The Future of Star Trek Movies
Despite these setbacks, fans can still expect another Star Trek movie with Chris Pine as Kirk. Noah Hawley (creator of Fargo and Legion) has been tapped to write and direct the next installment in the series. However, it is important to note that this movie will not be connected to Tarantino’s pitch or any of the previous movies.
- Conclusion: While there have been some bumps in the road, it looks like there will be another Star Trek movie with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk. Whether or not it will live up to the expectations of fans remains to be seen, but the future of the franchise certainly looks bright.