Is There Going to Be Another Star Trek Movie With Chris Pine?

Is There Going to Be Another Star Trek Movie With Chris Pine?

As a fan of the Star Trek franchise, it’s not uncommon to wonder about the next installment of the movie series. And with Chris Pine leading the crew as Captain James T. Kirk, fans are eagerly anticipating another adventure with him at the helm. However, there have been some mixed signals regarding whether or not there will be another Star Trek movie with Pine.

The Current Status of the Franchise

The last installment of the Star Trek franchise was released in 2016, titled “Star Trek Beyond”. The film was directed by Justin Lin and featured Pine reprising his role as Kirk.

While it received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, it didn’t perform as well at the box office as expected. As a result, plans for a fourth movie were put on hold.

However, in 2019, it was announced that a new Star Trek movie was in development and that Pine and his co-stars Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), and Karl Urban (Bones) were all set to return. Noah Hawley was attached as director and writer, but since then there has been no official update on the project.

The Rumored Issues with Chris Pine’s Contract

One reason for the delay in production could be due to issues with Chris Pine’s contract. According to reports, negotiations for his salary have hit a snag which has caused delays in moving forward with production. However, these rumors have not been confirmed by either Pine or Paramount Pictures who produces the franchise.

The Future of Star Trek

Despite the uncertainty surrounding another Star Trek movie with Chris Pine, there are still several projects in development within the franchise. One such project is a new television series titled “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” which will focus on the early adventures of the USS Enterprise under the command of Captain Christopher Pike, played by Anson Mount. The series is set to premiere on Paramount+ in 2022.

In addition to “Strange New Worlds”, there are also plans for another Star Trek movie directed by Fargo creator Noah Hawley. While it’s uncertain whether Pine will be involved, it’s clear that the franchise has a bright future ahead.


While there are no official updates on whether or not Chris Pine will return as Kirk in another Star Trek movie, fans can still look forward to several projects within the franchise. Whether it’s “Strange New Worlds” or another film directed by Noah Hawley, the Star Trek universe continues to expand and thrive.