17 Feb – It looks like there will be a fourth movie after all for "Star Trek".
The news was announced by director-producer JJ Abrams during Paramount's Investors Day Presentation, saying that the upcoming project will be helmed by Matt Shakman of "WandaVision" fame.
The movie, which Abrams will help produce, is based on the screenplay by Josh Friedman ("Avatar 2") and Cameron Squires ("WandaVision") based on an earlier draft by Lindsey Beer ("Sierra Burgess Is a Loser") and Geneva Roberston-Dworet ("Captain Marvel").
In addition, its original stars, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, and Simon Pegg will be reprising their roles as Captain Kirk, Spock, Nyota Uhura, Sulu, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Sulu and Scotty, respectively.
"We are thrilled to say that we are hard at work on a new "Star Trek" film that will be shooting by the end of the year that will be featuring our original cast and some new characters that I think are going to be really fun and exciting and help take Star Trek into areas that you've just never seen before," said Abrams.
"We're thrilled about this film, we have a bunch of other stories that we're talking about that we think will be really exciting so can't wait for you to see what we're cooking up. But until then, live long and prosper," he added.
It is noted that the last "Star Trek" movie, "Star Trek Beyond" was released in 2016.