Final summer time, within the days and weeks main as much as the discharge of Star Trek Past, the third installment of the theatrical reboot sequence, a fourth film was introduced, with fairly the stunning twist. Simply days earlier than Star Trek Past hit theaters, Paramount Photos confirmed that Star Trek four is occurring, with Chris Hemsworth set to reprise his function from the 2009 Star Trek journey as George Kirk, the daddy of James Tiberius Kirk (Chris Pine). Since George died simply as James was being born, father and son by no means had the prospect to fulfill, till now. Whereas it nonetheless stays unclear as to how it will occur, Chris Hemsworth is aware of that it is going to be wonderful.
The final replace we had on Star Trek four was in early December, when author/star Simon Pegg teased that he had already began writing the script along with his associate Doug Jung, who co-wrote the script for final yr’s Star Trek Past. Throughout the Golden Globes purple carpet final evening, MTV caught up with Chris Hemsworth, who revealed that he has spoken to producer J.J. Abrams and heard his pitch on the story. Here is what he needed to say beneath.
“I’ve spoken to J.J. Abrams, and he has a tremendous pitch on the entire thing.”
Sadly, the actor could not reveal way more than that. When requested how this reunion between the late George Kirk and the residing James T. Kirk would occur, the actor might solely say, “I truthfully do not know.” Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto have been beforehand confirmed to return as Kirk and Spock, and with Simon Pegg engaged on the script, he’ll most actually be again to play Scotty as nicely. The remainder of the principle forged, Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl City (Bones) and John Cho (Sulu) are additionally anticipated to return. This sequel will likely be lacking one beloved forged member, although, who is not anticipated to be re-cast.
Just some weeks earlier than Star Trek Past hit theaters, a tragic and freak accident occurred that took the lifetime of Anton Yelchin, who performed Chekov in 2009’s Star Trek, 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness and final summer time’s Star Trek Past. Producer J.J. Abrams confirmed that the studio is not going to re-cast one other actor to play Chekov, though the producers aren’t certain easy methods to clarify Chekov’s absence within the new film. On the time, J.J. Abrams mentioned it was nonetheless too early to find out how the character’s absence will likely be defined, however now with Simon Pegg and Doug Jung engaged on the script, maybe a call has been made about how the franchise will bid farewell to this character.
It hasn’t been confirmed who will direct Star Trek four fairly but, but it surely’s attainable that Star Trek Past filmmaker Justin Lin might actually return to the helm. Star Trek Past was successful with critics, incomes a formidable 84% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes, but it surely fell fairly in need of each its predecessors on the field workplace. Star Trek Past earned $158.eight million on the home field workplace, and $343.four million worldwide, from a large $185 million price range. Whereas these numbers are actually stable, they’re down from Star Trek’s $257.7 million home and $385.6 million worldwide complete, and Star Trek Into Darkness’ $228.7 million home complete and $467.three million worldwide complete. Star Trek Past additionally debuted within the midst of the franchise’s 50th Anniversary, which began with the unique Star Trek TV sequence that debuted in 1966.