As we await new seasons for Star Trek Discovery/Picard/Below Decks, it appears Paramount isn’t stopping there and a treasure load of big-screen action is on the way.
New Paramount Pictures chief, Brian Robbins took over the reins in September and spoke to The Hollywood Reporter with some updates.
The first of which was we are about to see more animated content, this time aimed towards children, the previous announced Star Trek: Prodigy will air exclusively in the US via Paramount+ at first and then Nickelodeon.
And this may turn into a film, citing Spiderman: Into The SpiderVerse as an inspiration for success.
We’re going to be patient because we think the show is fantastic and creatively just exceeds all expectations.
What about live-action Star Trek films?
We explored the latest Star Trek film news a few months ago here at Small Screen.
Robbins explained that whatever happens next (which is something we also discussed due to budgets and money lost), “it’s crucial to the health of the overall franchise”.
Whilst the return to television and streaming, via CBS and Amazon Prime/Netflix has done wonders for bringing Star Trek back to the forefront, the movies suffered and have languished over the past few years in a convoluted state.
Five years since the last release time is ticking, he stated “I can’t wait to get going on it, but we’re not there yet but we need to get there soon”.
It seems Paramount are aware they need to deliver & deliver big, quickly but the details aren’t quite finished yet.
Is JJ Abrams Involved in these future Star Trek projects?
When questioned on the involvement of JJ Abrams he was very tight-lipped and just stated “we don’t know enough yet. We are working on several fronts..”
But he did confirm they are looking long term at the movie series for another decade, and not just a one-hit wonder.
However, despite all this optimism it seems actually there’s no actual plan, the film series will be 6-7 years without a release when we can realistically expect something, 2023/4.
Surely at this point, contracts would be signed, scripts completed and preproduction shoots agreed, to not even have a title at this stage in the game, when we compare other studios franchise titles this seems evident.
Perhaps for those of us awaiting another big-screen release in the Star Trek universe, we may be waiting many more years and will have to rely upon the television series a good while longer.
What do you think?
Will we see a new Star Trek film in the next 3 years?
Do we need one?
Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
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