Star Trek fans have been waiting a long time for a sequel to “Star Trek Beyond” with Chris Pine. But will “Star Trek 4” ever come? We tell you the state of affairs!
Since “Star Trek Beyond” flickered across cinema screens in 2016, fans of the “Star Trek” universe have been eagerly awaiting “Star Trek 4” with Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban. Initially, the film was announced for December 2023, but it is now unclear whether the film is still being worked on at all.
When will “Star Trek 4” be released?
The theatrical release for “Star Trek 4” was initially announced by Paramount+ for December 21, 2023. However, the film has since been pulled from the release date, so there is no official release date. It’s not even clear if work is still being done on the film. However, we actually assume that it is!
Despite the dampener regarding the shelved film, “Star Trek” fans can look forward to numerous new seasons of established series as well as new series. We provide you with the start dates of all “Star Trek” new releases!
Star Trek 4: Is there a trailer?
The film has been pulled back from its 2023 start date, so it’s clear that filming is still a long way off. So a trailer for “Star Trek 4” is still a long, long way off. We will keep you up to date on this front!
Star Trek 4: Casting around Chris Pine
Even though everything is currently hanging in the balance, the return of the main actors and actresses from “Star Trek Beyond” is said to have a high priority. Meanwhile, most of the stars have expressed that they are also looking forward to returning with their co-stars friends. Only a director as well as a shooting start are still pending.
- Chris Pine as Captain Kirk
- Zachary Quinto as Spock
- Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura
- Karl Urban as Leonard “Bones” McCoy
- Simon Pegg as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott
- John Cho as Hikaru Sulu
Chekov actor Anton Yelchin will tragically not return, having passed away in 2016. Producer J.J. Abrams has already confirmed that there were no plans to recast Chekov with another actor. A suitable replacement for Chekov aboard the Enterprise would be Jaylah (Sofia Boutella) from “Star Trek Beyond.”
When the first rumors about “Star Trek 4” surfaced in 2016, “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth was expected to return. Even before he took off in the Marvel universe, he took on the role of Captain Kirk’s father, George, in “Star Trek” in 2009. It was envisioned to bring Hemsworth back as George Kirk. That idea came from the creators of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.”
Star Trek 4: Plot
There is no official plot for “Star Trek 4.” Time travel stories are in the room, if you can believe the rumor mill. At the very least, it would make sense to set up a crossover with the successful series “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard”.
After all, the reason that Paramount keeps busy behind the scenes with a new “Star Trek” movie is the success of the “Star Trek” series. Thus, it wouldn’t make sense if the movie and at least one of the series weren’t somehow connected. This becomes especially exciting in light of the fact that the film is set in a parallel timeline, i.e. a different universe.
Production of “Star Trek 4”
The production will again be handled by J.J. Abrams, who also produced the last films and even directed the first two. After “WandaVision” director Matt Shakman left the project, the directing position is vacant. It is unclear when shooting will begin and who will take over the directing reins – should “Star Trek 4” be shot at all.