Paramount+ will usher in a new era for ViacomCBS and they seem to want to put all the weight behind it, including new Star Trek films.
The state of Star Trek films continues to be in flux. There seems to be no real direction for the films, and it seems far less likely with each passing month that the crew of the Kelvin timeline will get another chance to suit up. A move that was already near-impossible to justify after the tragic passing of Anton Yelchin. Well, regardless of what film finally materializes, it appears it’ll skip theaters and go straight to Paramount+.
That new rumor comes from Tmera Hepburn of Cord Cutter News, who says that the three films we’ve long heard about are still in play to some degree, but they’ll be airing on Paramount+. Those three films of course are the Noah Hawley “pandemic” film, which would feature a new cast trying to solve a deadly outbreak. The second is the long-rumored Quintin Tarantino film, though with Star Trek’s Discovery and Picard resorting to more mature content, Tarantino’s appeal no longer exists. The last one is the continuation of the Kelvin films, which would feature Chris Hemsworth returning as George Kirk, James’ father.
The move to Paramout+ makes all the sense in the world, as does a move to Paramount Network, which will now be airing movies almost exclusively, with new films set to debut throughout 2021. It’s entirely possible that a Star Trek film could end up on either platform, especially with the decline of movie theaters and the rising costs of going to a film.
If the move is made to put all new films on Paramount+, that’ll give the new streaming service a leg-up on competitors in some regards, and while it may not be able to compete with Disney+, at least it’s a step forward in the right direction because CBS All Access was an unmitigated failure.