Activity on the Star Trek 4 project continues to heat up with a new report today that indicates early casting is already underway.
Today the trades reported that The Walking Dead and Black Panther actress Danai Gurira has been tapped as a lead in the next MonsterVerse film, Godzilla vs. Kong. But the Deadline article about Gurira also adds that “sources said she is also circling the next Star Trek film at Paramount, the one that brought on S.J. Clarkson to become the first woman to helm a film in the vaunted Trek series.” No details on the role for Gurira were provided.
The Godzilla vs Kong film is currently in pre-production and set to be released on May 22, 2020. Paramount has yet to officially set a release date for the Star Trek 4 project, but director S.J. Clarkson has already been meeting with cast. Chris Hemsworth is set to return as George Kirk, joining the rest of the Kelvin-verse crew who were last in space for 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.
If Gurira ends up signing on for Star Trek 4 she would be following in the footsteps of her The Walking Dead co-star Sonequa Martin-Green, who beamed over from the zombie series to lead the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery.
Keep up with all news on both Star Trek 4 and the Tarantino Trek project at TrekMovie’s upcoming films category.