Asked recently about the status of Star Trek 4, Chris Pine gives a curt update about whether there is any news of his starring in a new Trek movie.
- Chris Pine shuts down plans for his return as Captain Kirk in Star Trek 4, stating he has no knowledge of any forward movement on the film.
- High-profile directors have left the project due to “creative differences,” contributing to the film’s development difficulties.
- Pine expresses his resignation that a fourth installment of the Star Trek series is unlikely to happen anytime soon, claiming he hasn’t seen any scripts.
Chris Pine gives a curt update that shuts down whether there are plans for him to return as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek 4. The fourth Star Trek film produced by J.J. Abrams has been in development hell for several years. High-profile filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, Noah Hawley, S.J. Clarkson, and Matt Shakman have been attached to direct Star Trek 4, but they all left due to “creative differences.” Meanwhile, Pine has expressed his willingness to reprise Kirk, but he seems resigned that it’s unlikely to happen any time soon.
During the promotion of his new Disney animated film, Wish, Chris Pine was asked by ComicBook if he has any knowledge of forward movement on Star Trek 4, and the actor was blunt in his response. Check out his quote below:
“Not that I know [of],” Pine told ComicBook.com when quizzed about plans for a fourth installment. When we asked if he had seen any scripts, he said, “Of course not.”
Star Trek 4 Is Reportedly A Priority For Paramount Pictures
Will Paramount bring back J.J. Abrams’ Enterprise crew or reboot the Star Trek movies?
The last update on Star Trek 4 came in September, soon after the WGA writers’ strike ended. Variety reported that Paramount Pictures was making a new Star Trek movie a “priority,” although their verbiage called the project a “reboot.” There has been no further information on Star Trek 4 or who is working on the film now that has been made public. There is also a clear delineation between Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek movie franchise produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and the Star Trek on Paramount+ series and films produced by Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, making it unlikely a new theatrical Star Trek movie would be based on Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery, or any of the TV shows.
Paramount+’s Star Trek: Section 31, the first made-for-streaming Star Trek movie starring Academy Award-winner Michelle Yeoh, is going into production in 2024.
Chris Pine is understandably doubtful about Star Trek 4, as are fans, considering how much time has passed without the sequel happening. However, Chris Pine and his Star Trek cast remain popular, and audiences are interested in seeing them return as the crew of the Starship Enterprise. Perhaps news on Star Trek 4 – and Chris Pine’s involvement – will finally come in 2024 as the franchise nears its 60th anniversary in 2026.