Years of wrangling, of switching up plans, of alternate timelines, and even working with Tarantino on something, and Star Trek 4 is finally a go. Paramount just closed off a near three-hour investor presentation and confirmed details.
The fourth movie in the Kelvin timeline of Star Trek is a definite go with Matt Shakman directing and J.J. Abrams producing. Shakman is overseeing a script written by Josh Friedman (Snowpiercer) and Cameron Squires (WandaVision).
Negotiations have started with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Simon Pegg to reprise roles and schedule production which is penciled in for later this year. The Noah Hawley and Tarantino versions are dead, but that was known back last summer.
They also confirmed a third Sonic the Hedgehog, that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will go direct to theaters, and that a third entry in the A Quiet Place franchise is on the way.
The studio also confirmed that from 2024 all Paramount movies will stream directly on the Paramount+ streaming service after their theatrical run is through. The release gap is expected to remain.