Greetings, fellow space opera enthusiasts! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of our favourite starship captain, Chris Pine, to our screens. The good news is, Pine is set to lead the cast of Starbound, an upcoming space opera film from Disney. While we don’t have an exact release date yet, we can rest assured that our cinematic universe will be filled with adventure, intrigue, and a healthy dose of Chris Pine’s charismatic charm.
The Star Trek franchise might be in a state of flux, but that doesn’t mean its would-be lead will spare himself from the stars. Pine, known for his role as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek reboot series, is, according to Giant Freakin Robot, set to play the captain of a ragtag crew traversing the galaxy in search of a lost artifact that holds the key to saving the universe. Now, let’s dive into what we can expect from Starbound.
Chris Pine in Starbound
In Starbound, Chris Pine will play the captain of a ragtag crew traversing the galaxy in search of a lost artifact that holds the key to saving the universe. On the face of it, it sounds like Disney wants the Wonder Woman alum to help them introduce a non-MCU replacement for the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Considering Chris Pine’s last big hit, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, it seems likely Starbound is destined to earn nicknames like “Honor Among Thieves in space”.
The Drama Around Star Trek 4
The fate of Star Trek 4 has been a topic of much speculation. After the announcement that the film would be in production by the end of 2022, it was revealed that neither Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, or any of their representatives had been contacted before the announcement.
Chris Pine’s co-star Karl Urban straight up said there was no way he would be filming Star Trek 4 in 2022, because he was already committed to filming the upcoming Season 4 of The Boys through the end of that year.
In fact, it was also revealed that Paramount made the announcement without Star Trek 4 getting an official green light, a finished script, or hard numbers for a budget.
Chris Pine’s Transition from Star Trek to Starbound
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With Chris Pine’s strong association with Star Trek, the Starbound filmmakers will have to do some extra work to make sure fans don’t see him as Captain Kirk pretending to be someone else.
Of course, with Pine’s proven track record in the sci-fi genre, there’s no doubt that he’ll bring his unique charm and charisma to this new role. And while it may be bittersweet for Star Trek fans to see Pine in a new space opera, it’s exciting to think about the potential of Starbound and the new universe that Disney is creating.
Final Thoughts On Chris Pine in Starbound…
So, there you have it, folks! Chris Pine is set to embark on a new intergalactic adventure with Disney’s Starbound. While we wait for more details about the film, we can start the countdown to its release. So, buckle up, sci-fi fans. It’s going to be one hell of a ride!
What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching Chris Pine star in Disney’s new space opera, Starbound? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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