Star Trek 4 release date speculation, cast, plot and more news

Star Trek 4 release date - It's been six years since the crew of the Enterprise last went where no one has gone before here's when they might return.

Star Trek 4 delay: Chris Pine as Kirk

When is the Star Trek 4 release date? It’s been over half a decade since the crew of the starship USS Enterprise last boldly went where no one has gone before in Star Trek: Beyond. Since then, there have been several attempts to revive the rebooted Star Trek, but none of them have ever got off the ground.

Set in an alternate timeline, away from the continuity of the Star Trek TV series, the Star Trek movies follow Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Doctor Bone McCoy (Karl Urban), Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Scotty (Simon Pegg), and Sulu (John Cho) as they explore deep space.

So far, the Star Trek crew has fought time-travelling Romulans, Khan and corruption in the Federation, as well as Idris Elba. So what does the future hold for the best Starfleet has to offer? Don’t worry; we’ve scoured the internet to learn everything we can about the new movie. Here’s everything we know about the Star Trek 4 release date.

When is the Star Trek 4 release date?

There is no Star Trek 4 release date as the movie has  been indefinitely delayed by Paramount and removed from their slate of upcoming movies. The movie had previously been scheduled for release on December 22, 2023.

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The news comes after years of behind-the-scenes difficulties. The director who had previously been attached to the movie, Matt Shakman, left the project to helm the MCU’s Fantastic Four. And the main cast for the new science fiction movie still has not signed on to the project, and it doesn’t even look like the script’s been finalized.

This means that, with the cast aging and continuing their careers away from the franchise, the chance that there will ever be a Star Trek 4 has markedly declined. Still, the movie hasn’t officially been canceled, and currently, the cast seems eager to make a new sci-fi movie in the franchise. We just don’t know when it will be, although Abrams says that they are hunting for a new director.

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Who’s in the Star Trek 4 cast?

In February 2022, Paramount announced that the whole Star Trek reboot cast – Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldaña, and John Cho – were all returning for the sequel as their Star Trek characters.

This was disputed by several of the cast’s agents, who explained nothing had been agreed on and that negotiations were ongoing.

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Eventually, Pine struck a deal with Paramount, and it seems that they’ve secured the rest of the cast as well. Urban has mentioned there’s the possibility that the Trek shoot will conflict with shooting The Boys season 4, but he is keen to reprise the role of McCoy.

Who’s in the Star Trek 4 cast?

  • Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk
  • Zachary Quinto as Spock
  • Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura
  • Simon Pegg as Montgomery Scott
  • John Cho as Hikaru Sulu
  • Karl Urban as Doctor Leonard McCoy (maybe)

Sofia Boutella has also said she’d be interested in reprising the role of Jaylah, who we met in Beyond. Behind the camera, Matt Shakman, who’s best known for his work on the MCU series WandaVision was supposed to be directing, with JJ Abrams serving as producer, but that’s fallen through.

Star Trek 4 release date: Cast of Star Trek (2009)

What’s the Star Trek 4 plot?

At the time of writing, the Star Trek 4 script hasn’t been finalized, so we don’t know any specific plot details. That said, Pine has been open in that he’d like to see the film have a smaller budget and really focus on making the fans happy.

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“Let’s make the movie for the people that love this group of people, that love this story, that love Star Trek,” he told Deadline. “Let’s make it for them, and then, if people want to come to the party, great. But make it for a price and make it so that if it makes a half-billion dollars, that’s really good.”

Star Trek 4 release date: Cast of Star Trek (2009)

Is Quentin Tarantino making Star Trek 4?

No, Quentin Tarantino isn’t making Star Trek 4. However, it’s true that Tarantino did express interest in making a Star Trek movie.

Allegedly, he wanted to make a big screen adaptation of A Piece of the Action – an episode set on a gangster planet – and the film was surprisingly far in development. A script was written, but Tarantino walked away from the film in late 2019, forcing Paramount to rethink its next Trek movie.

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