It looks like Star Trek fans are going to wait even longer than expected to see the fourth film Star Trek in the Chris Pine movie franchise. Pine and most of the main cast of Kelvin Films are on-board for a fourth installment, which was supposed to hit theaters this year (2023).
Paramount has opted to take the new Star Trek off the calendar. On Tuesday 27 September 2022, Paramount officially removed the film Star Trek 4 from its release calendar. The film had been set to hit theaters on June 9, 2023, being delayed to December 22nd of the same year.
The movie is now on the shelf for the foreseeable future. This should not come as a surprise, considering the new Star Trek just lost its filmmaker. WandaVision and Game of Thrones directed by Matt Shakmanh have originally tapped to helm the project. But he recently left in order to direct Fantastic Four for Marvel Studios.
The film is now on for a replacement. Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet had written the screenplay. “Matt Shakman is a talented film director, and we are having regret of the timing didn’t align for him to direct the upcoming Star Trek film.
Paramount Pictures said in a statement after Shakman’s departure. “We are grateful for his many contributions, and we are excited about the creative vision of this next chapter, and look forward to bringing the film to audiences all over the world.”So far, there is no director in place for the next Star Trek film at this moment, the big screen future of the franchise has a focal point for Paramount.