Star Trek execs and producers didn’t notify the cast ahead of the announcement.
Apparently, despite announcing that Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, and Simon Pegg will star in a fourth Star Trek film from the JJ Abrams’ Kelvin Timeline, that appears to be a surprise to everyone, including the actors themselves.
The word is “most, if not all” of the primary actors in the franchise were not notified about the announcement of the upcoming film. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the agents were unaware of any of this as well.
"…their clients would be touted as a part of the deal, and certainly not that their clients would be shooting a movie by year’s end."
It should be mentioned that the general idea was that everyone was aware of the film and that they wanted to be part of it, but no contracts had been finalized. Pine was the first member of the crew to begin negotiations, and apparently, they’re going well enough to assume that the rest will sign deals as well.
After all, Pine was the hardest guy to lock down previously, so if he’s falling inline (so to speak), then the demands of everyone else will be pretty easy to deal with.
Paramounts’ move a sign they aren’t playing hardball with the Star Trek cast
The world of streaming has changed the game. Copious amounts of dollars are being thrown around in the streaming battle, and while most streaming companies will eventually be bought out and added to larger ones (WWE to Peacock for example), until that happens most platforms are going to do whatever they can to stay relevant.
Even if they go broke doing it (Peacock lost $1.7 billion in 2021).
So it appears that the financial restrictions that held the Star Trek franchise back are no longer an issue. So it’s pretty apparent that everyone will get the figure that they’re aiming for now that Pine is willing to talk turkey.