Simon Pegg, Scotty in the Star Trek movies, has spent the last couple of weeks doing promotion for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which opens this weekend. In one interview, he gave an update on the upcoming Star Trek 4 follow-up film to Star Trek Beyond.
Pegg gives Star Trek 4 update, reacts to Gurira report
In a junket interview that appears to have been conducted on July 13th, the day of the UK premiere of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Simon Pegg was asked by Hey U Guys about the report that Danai Gurira was being considered for a role in Star Trek 4. Pegg was unaware of the report but said, “I love her, she’s in The Walking Dead,” and added later “that would be great” if she were cast.
When asked about the status of production on Star Trek 4 Pegg suggested asking director S.J. Clarkson, who was also attending the premiere, but he then gave an assessment of what he did know:
As far as I know, we are pushing ahead. We are in prep, I think, for it. But, there is so much to do before we start shooting, like making sure everybody is available.
Getting the band back together
Getting all the main actors for Star Trek together is not an easy task, as they are all very much in demand. Right now, Chris Pine is shooting the Wonder Woman sequel, Karl Urban is shooting his new superhero show The Boys, Zachary Quinto is on Broadway in The Boys in the Band, and John Cho is shooting The Grudge. Zoe Saldana has recently wrapped up her work for two Avatar sequels, but director James Cameron is planning on going back into production on two more and she is expected to return for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3.
In addition, all the actors are attached to a number of projects in various stages of development including Chris Hemsworth, who is returning for Star Trek 4 and is currently shooting the next entry in the Men in Black franchise. As for Simon Pegg, after he wraps up promoting Mission: Impossible – Fallout, he has a number of projects he is working on as a producer for his new production company as well.
Paramount has yet to set an official release date for the film, but clearly, progress continues. However, and assuming things stay on track, best estimates now are for production on Star Trek 4 to begin in early 2019 for a 2020 release.
Watch Pegg talk a little Trek
Here is the Mission: Impossible – Fallout interview with Pegg’s commentary on Trek.
Keep up with all news on both Star Trek 4 and the Tarantino Trek project at TrekMovie’s upcoming films category.