The status of Star Trek 4 is still up in the air, but Karl Urban says everyone wants to come back.
So far, no one outside of J.J. Abrams’ inner circle knows what’s going on with the Star Trek 4 movie. We’ve heard that it’s happening and that it would possibly start filming before the end of the year. But we know that’s probably not going to happen as there isn’t even a script. In an interview with Radio X [via Trekmovie] Karl Urban, who played Dr. Bones McCoy on the first three movies, said he knows 100% that he and his colleagues want to come back to do another film. It’s just a matter of logistics and timing.
"I have heard that it is happening, but I’ve been hearing that for the last three years… All I know is they are developing it, they’re writing a script, and I know one hundred percent that we all want to come back and do it. So I think it’s all just a matter of logistics and timing at this point."
The timing is especially important if Urban is to reprise his character as the actor is currently booked into the latter half of this year with filming The Boys in Toronto. But, without a script, that’s the least of the movie’s problems. Still, it’s on the calendar for a December 2023 release so perhaps a lot will happen in a short amount of time that will make that date a possibility.
Karl Urban was upbeat about the film being made.
There are a lot of moving parts to make a movie, but the one thing that is sure about Star Trek V is that the entire cast wants the fourth film to be made. Urban followed up his comments about timing with an old saying. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Then he added that there was definitely a will.
So while the cast remains in the dark along with us, we will stay in a holding pattern until Abrams or director Matt Shakman reveals there is a script in hand. Right now, it’s being rewritten and/or updated by Josh Friedman (Avatar 2) and Cameron Squires (WandaVision). But at least we do know that the cast is excited about coming together again and making what could possibly be the last film in the Kelvin timeline.