Simon Pegg is known for portraying Scotty on the three Kelvin timeline Star Trek movies
The last Star Trek movie, Star Trek: Beyond, released in 2016, and the fourth film has had a rocky start. It was originally scheduled to release in June 2023, but it was pushed to December 2023. According to Variety, It will be directed by Matt Shakman who directed “WandaVision,” and Josh Friedman and Cameron Squires are re-writing the script which is based off an original script by Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. That is all of the information we have for now, and, as it turns out, according to an interview with Collider, Simon Pegg confirmed that even J.J. Abrams is waiting for more details.
"“I’m just quietly waiting for news basically. And I texted J.J. the other day and said, “Tell me what’s happening.” He’s just like, “We’re waiting for news.”"
Simon Pegg would like to continue playing Scotty
Though there has been no official word that the new Star Trek movie will be set in the Kelvin timeline, Pegg said he’d like to continue playing Scotty if that is the case. He said that any chance he gets to work with those actors [the cast from the first three Star Trek movies], he’d leap at it, although there would be some sadness since the loss of Anton Yelchin who portrayed Pavel Chekov.
Back in October, according to TrekMovie, the new head of Paramount Pictures, Brian Robbins called J.J. Abrams “the keeper of the franchise on the film side.” Since Abrams has set the previous three films in the Kelvin timeline, there’s no reason to suspect that he will make any major changes to the timeline for the fourth film. With the movie tentatively scheduled for release next year, we’ll hopefully start getting more information later on this year.