Is There Going to Be a Star Trek 4 Movie?

If you’re a fan of the Star Trek franchise, you’re probably eagerly anticipating the release of Star Trek 4. While there has been some speculation about whether or not there will be a fourth installment in the rebooted film series, recent news suggests that we may indeed see another adventure from the crew of the USS Enterprise.

First, let’s take a look at what we know so far. In 2016, Star Trek Beyond hit theaters to critical acclaim and solid box office numbers. The film was directed by Justin Lin and starred Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, and Zoe Saldana as Uhura, among others.

Following the release of Beyond, it was announced that a fourth film in the series was in development. However, things quickly hit a snag when it was reported that Pine and co-star Chris Hemsworth (who played Kirk’s father in a time-travel subplot) had walked away from negotiations with Paramount Pictures over salary disputes.

At that point, it seemed like Star Trek 4 might be dead in the water. However, just recently there have been some promising developments. In November 2019, it was reported that Noah Hawley – best known for his work on TV shows like Fargo and Legion – had been tapped to write and direct the fourth Star Trek film.

While details about the plot are still under wraps at this point, some rumors have suggested that Hawley’s movie may focus on a new crew rather than Pine and company. It’s also unclear at this point whether or not Hemsworth will return to reprise his role as George Kirk.

So what can we conclude from all of this? Is there going to be a Star Trek 4 movie?

While nothing is set in stone yet – especially given how many twists and turns this project has already taken – all signs point to yes. With Hawley now onboard as writer/director, it seems likely that Paramount is committed to moving forward with the franchise.

Of course, we’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming months. But for now, Star Trek fans can take heart in the fact that there’s still hope for another big-screen adventure. Whether it will feature Pine and the rest of the Enterprise crew or a new cast of characters remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: the final frontier is calling once again.