Star Trek 4 has been in limbo for quite some time now. It had been revealed that Noah Hawley was going to be making the movie. He was writing the script, and he actually said he’d finished it. However, it seems as though Paramount Pictures didn’t have too much confidence in the direction the franchise was going in.
So, it sounded as though they shelved the movie, and then it was announced that Hawley was going to be the showrunner of the Alien series which is coming to Hulu. So, it seemed as though Star Trek 4 was DOA. However, that might not be the case any more.
Star Trek 4 has been given the greenlight, but Noah Hawley won’t be directing
Giant Freakin Robot is reporting that Star Trek 4 is back on over at Paramount Pictures and that the studio is currently looking for a new director. Here’s what they had to say on the matter:
According to our trusted inside source – the same one that gave us our confirmed exclusive scoops regarding Don Cheadle appearing as War Machine in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Josh Brolin returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos – Star Trek 4 is back in the works with Chris Pine and the rest of the Kelvinverse crew. Paramount is looking for a new director to helm the project. Our source says that they will still be going with the story idea that sees Kirk reunited with his father, played by Chris Hemsworth, so some kind of time travel shenanigans would be involved. Our source also says that Paramount would not be planning to make Star Trek 4 a theatrical release. Instead, it will be a Paramount+ exclusive in an effort to get more consumers interested in the streaming service.
This Star Trek movie will feature Chris Pine and his crew back again
There is so much to unpack there. Firstly, Chris Pine and his crew will reportedly be back for this movie. That was something that wasn’t going to happen with Noah Hawley’s film. Also, the idea is to see Kirk and his father be reunited. That was something that was hinted at before Hawley was given the gig. Apparently, there was an issue with which Chris would be the film’s main and highest-paid actor: Pine or Hemsworth.
Then, there’s the news that this Star Trek 4 movie wouldn’t be released in cinemas, but on Paramount+ instead. That’s a lot to take in, and I don’t like the idea of the movie coming to streaming rather than going to cinemas.
What do you make of this news? Are you glad to hear that Star Trek 4 is back on over at Paramount? Or, are you, like me, sad to hear that it won’t be directed by Noah Hawley? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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