It’s up, it’s down. It’s going, it’s stopped. Somebody, somewhere please just make up your damn fool minds what to do with Star Trek! Actually, don’t. Given what we have seen so far in Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard maybe it’s best if whoever the hell is in charge of this car crash just puts it down, and backs away slowly.
Yeah. We take that back. No more of their Star Trek. Their Star Trek sucks!
Still, ever since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, the movie version of the franchise has had more false starts than my first marriage. Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard, and the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds flood the world of Star Trek on TV.
However on the big screen a fourth installment of the Kelvin-verse that would unite Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk with his father George Kirk, played by Chris Hemsworth, never happened. Rumors were that budget was way over what Paramount wanted to spend.
There was also talk of Quentin Tarantino tackling a Trek movie but after numerous rumors and script leaks that died. Finally, Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley was pursuing a Trek film but the continued studio fumbling killed that off too.
Well, something is happening. In amongst the news that Paramount is pushing movies way, way out including Top Gun: Maverick moving back yet again and Mission: Impossible 7 being once more delayed, comes news.
There is an untitled Trek movie on the books for June 9, 2023. No news on timeline, subject, or setting yet but io9 reports that it’s being produced by the destroyer of franchises himself, JJ Abrams. This is probably just a holdover deal from his time in Trek.
With Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard telling post-Next Generation stories, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds occupying prequel territory then maybe a Kelvin-verse continuation of some kind is most likely? This could well be the rumored Kalinda Vasquez project that we talked about some time ago here at Last Movie Outpost.