After a fourth part of the new Star Trek saga by J.J. Abrams that seemed never to arrive, finally J.J. Abrams as producer together with Paramount Pictures have confirmed the start of production on Star Trek 4, a film that will bring back the original cast, that is, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto , Zoe Saldana and more to their usual roles. Filming is expected to start at the end of 2022 for a theatrical release next year, specifically on December 22, 2023.
Star Trek returns with the modern cast
This has been announced by both J.J. Abrams as Brian Robbins, executive of Paramount Pictures, also confirming both the director Matt Shakman (responsible for the series Scarlet Witch and Vision of Marvel Studios) and the return of the entire modern cast of Star Trek with Chris Pine as James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, strong>Karl Urban as Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy, John Cho as Sulu and Simon Pegg as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, in addition to other names that have not yet transpired.
Filmmaker Matt Shakman will be assisted by screenwriters Josh Friedman (Snowpiercer) and Cameron Squires (Scarlet Witch and Vision), who will adapt an early script by Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgees is a Loser) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel).
Of course, for now there are no details of its plot, so we will have to wait for further details of it as its shooting approaches; although they could well recover the plot of the first film in which Chris Pine had to meet his father played by Chris Hemsworth through time jumps, in addition to continuing with the events of the third part, Star Trek Beyond.
Let us remember that after the previous Star Trek films -2009, 2013 and 2016 and their respective notable box office receipts-, the saga has experienced a second youth with other productions such as Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Picard and Star Trek Lower Decks.
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