In a galaxy not so far away, Star Trek fans can rejoice because the next installment in the beloved reboot series is still very much in the works. While it might not be ready to hit the big screen just yet, there’s reason to be optimistic.
Lindsey Anderson Beer, the talented writer/director behind the upcoming Pet Sematary: Bloodlines prequel, recently shed some light on the status of Star Trek 4. Despite script shuffling, one thing is clear: the Star Trek universe is far from abandoned.
For those who have been keeping their phasers at the ready, the past six years have been a smorgasbord of Star Trek content. Star Trek: Discovery ignited a renaissance of television shows that took us on thrilling adventures with Starfleet’s finest. But let’s not forget that it all began with the wild success of the reboot movies featuring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as the iconic Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.
In 2009, a fresh origin story boldly beamed onto the big screen, kickstarting the movie franchise. Two sequels followed, with Star Trek: Into Darkness reimagining the Wrath of Khan in 2013 and Star Trek: Beyond charting a new course in 2016.
Fast forward seven years, and fans are still eagerly anticipating the next chapter in this beloved reboot. Lindsey Anderson Beer, during a chat about her upcoming Pet Sematary: Bloodlines prequel, gave fans a glimmer of hope regarding the elusive Star Trek 4. While it’s early days, Anderson Beer’s positive vibes are contagious:
“It is, it’s still on the tracks. I love that project, and it was another one that I had to hop off of to direct this movie, and that was a hard thing to do. But I love that everybody involved with that project.”
So, what’s the delay? Star Trek 4 was initially slated for production in the latter half of 2022, but that plan caught some of the stars off guard. Nevertheless, it seems like the project is far from stuck in a temporal anomaly. Director Matt Shakman, who was originally set to helm the fourth installment, had to warp away to work on the Fantastic Four movie for the MCU. However, he hinted that the essence of his vision is still very much alive in the project:
“I think what they’re still working on is a version of what I have been working on for the time that I was involved.”
While the final frontier of this movie might still be a bit elusive, Star Trek fans can take solace in knowing that the project is very much alive and kicking. So, keep your tricorders handy and stay tuned for more cosmic adventures. Beam us up, Scotty! _xD83C__xDF0C__xD83D__xDE80_
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Star Trek 4
Q: What is the status of the next Star Trek movie, ‘Star Trek 4’?
A: The status of ‘Star Trek 4’ is positive, though it may take some time before it hits the big screen. Lindsey Anderson Beer, the writer/director of another film, expressed her love for the Star Trek project and hinted at its positive progress. Despite script changes and director transitions, the studio has not abandoned the project.
Q: When was ‘Star Trek 4’ initially set for production, and what caused the delay?
A: ‘Star Trek 4’ was originally scheduled for production in the latter half of 2022. However, this announcement surprised some of the returning stars, which contributed to the delay. Director Matt Shakman had to step away from the project to work on the Fantastic Four movie for the MCU, further extending the timeline.
Q: How have the reboot movies contributed to the Star Trek franchise?
A: The reboot movies, starting in 2009, reimagined the origins of iconic characters like Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. They injected new life into the franchise and led to two successful sequels. These films played a crucial role in revitalizing Star Trek, paving the way for more television shows and expanding the universe.
Q: Who was originally set to direct ‘Star Trek 4,’ and what is the current status of the project?
A: Director Matt Shakman was initially slated to direct ‘Star Trek 4,’ but he had to step away to work on the Fantastic Four movie. Despite this change, the project is still in development, and there’s optimism that it will continue based on the vision he contributed during his involvement.
Q: What did Lindsey Anderson Beer say about ‘Star Trek 4’ during her conversation about another movie?
A: Lindsey Anderson Beer expressed her love for the ‘Star Trek 4’ project during a conversation about her upcoming film, ‘Pet Sematary: Bloodlines.’ She mentioned that the project is “still on the tracks” and spoke positively about everyone involved, despite having to temporarily shift her focus to another project.
More about Star Trek 4
- Lindsey Anderson Beer – IMDb page for Lindsey Anderson Beer, the writer/director of ‘Pet Sematary: Bloodlines’ and contributor to ‘Star Trek 4.’
- Star Trek: Into Darkness – Information about the second film in the Star Trek reboot series, released in 2013.
- Star Trek: Beyond – Details about the third installment in the Star Trek reboot series, released in 2016.
- Fantastic Four (MCU) – Information about the upcoming Fantastic Four movie set to introduce the superhero team to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).