It’s been six weeks since Paramount announced they were moving forward with a fourth film set in the Kelvin Universe, which turned out to be a bit of a surprise to the cast. But over the last few weeks members of the cast have expressed excitement over the project, with the latest update coming from Captain Kirk himself, Chris Pine.
Happy to get back to work on Star Trek
In a new interview with IndieWire promoting his new movie, All the Old Knives, Chris Pine confirmed he didn’t know about the February Paramount Investor Day announcement in advance, nor was he aware of the current status of the project, saying simply “I don’t know.” However, there does seem to be some progress as the actor revealed he had met with the film’s director:
I met Matt Shakman, the director. He’s a super-cool guy, very smart, I like him a great deal.
Producer JJ Abrams tapped WandaVision’s Matt Shakman to direct the film last summer with a script being written by Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel). More recently it has been reported the latest version of the script is being penned by Josh Friedman (Avatar 2) and Cameron Squires (WandaVision), based on the Beer/Robertson-Dworet draft.
Earlier this month Pine expressed his enthusiasm for reuniting with his costars for the first time since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, but he was still waiting to see that script. And it appears he continues to wait, telling IndieWire:
I know there’s a script out there somewhere and I’m waiting to see it. Looking forward to reading it. I love the group. I love the team. I love the world. Happy to go to work.
An official green light has yet to be confirmed, but Paramount has set a release date of December 22, 2023, with a reported start for filming this fall. However, Karl Urban has revealed a complication as he set to film a new season of The Boys in Canada through the rest of the year.
Pine’s Oscar weekend looks
Pine’s red carpet look from early March was notable for a rather bushy beard, but the actor has since dialed it back. He showed off a more trimmed beard and dapper style at Elton John’s Oscar Party.
And the actor was definitely making a statement with his fashion choices at the Vanity Fair and Chanel parties.
Keep up with all the news on Star Trek 4 and upcoming Trek films at TrekMovie.com.