It has been a while since we last saw a Star Trek movie on the big screen. Fans are eagerly waiting for any news about the next installment in the franchise.
The question on everyone’s mind is, “Will there ever be a new Star Trek movie?” Let’s take a closer look at what we know so far.
The History of Star Trek Movies
Star Trek movies have been around since 1979, with the release of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” Since then, there have been 13 movies in total, including 3 reboot movies that started in 2009. The last movie to come out was “Star Trek Beyond” in 2016.
The State of the Franchise
After “Star Trek Beyond,” it seemed like the franchise was going to continue with another installment. However, things took a turn when news broke that Chris Pine (who plays Captain Kirk) and Chris Hemsworth (who played Kirk’s father) had walked away from contract negotiations due to salary disputes. This led to rumors that the fourth movie had been canceled.
In January 2019, it was announced that S.J. Clarkson would direct the fourth Star Trek movie, making her the first female director in the franchise’s history. However, later that year, it was reported that the project had been put on hold indefinitely due to budget concerns.
The Future of Star Trek Movies
Despite all this uncertainty, there is still hope for another Star Trek movie. In November 2019, it was reported that Noah Hawley (known for creating TV shows like “Fargo” and “Legion”) had been hired to write and direct the next Star Trek movie. However, as of June 2021, there has been no further news about this project.
Additionally, ViacomCBS (the parent company of Paramount Pictures) has expressed interest in expanding the Star Trek franchise beyond just movies and TV shows. They have announced plans for a new Star Trek animated series called “Star Trek: Prodigy,” which will be aimed at younger audiences. There are also rumors of a new Star Trek series centered on Section 31, the secretive intelligence agency in the franchise.
In conclusion, while there is no concrete news about the next Star Trek movie, there are still reasons to be optimistic. With the hiring of Noah Hawley and ViacomCBS’s interest in expanding the franchise, it seems likely that we will see another Star Trek movie eventually. Until then, fans will just have to wait patiently and boldly go where no one has gone before.