When Star Trek 4 will start filming has been up in the air for what seems like forever.
Since Star Trek 4 was announced, there has been uncertainty as to when the movie would begin filming, when the scripts would be finished, and if all members of the cast would be returning in their prior roles. Though we’ve gotten some answers about the cast, who are all excited about reprising their roles, there has still been no mention of a script. However, there is a bit of good news for fans, and while it’s not definitive, it offers a ray of hope that the movie could actually be moving forward this year after all.
In an interview with Variety, Paramount Chief Brian Robbins, when asked where things stood with the new movie, said they are “deep into it with J.J. Abrams, and it feels like we’re getting close to the starting line.” That’s still a nebulous response that could mean anything from the starting line being 2022 or 2023 as we’re only six months away from a new year. But one would think the powers-that-be will push for the movie to start sooner rather than later given the fans’ eagerness.
Paramount Chief is excited about where Star Trek 4 is going creatively.
Robbins told Variety that he was excited about where things are going creatively with the movie, and, based on his research, the data shows fans want the original crew to come back to film the movie. So far, things are looking positive in that direction, though it’s still questionable whether Karl Urban will able to appear due to his committment to The Boys, though the actor did say it was just a matter of logistics and timing.
As exciting as this new bit of information is, in July of 2021, Deadline reported that, after Matt Shakman was chosen as the director of Star Trek V, “the film will now move at warp speed and begin production next spring.” And we all know how that has faired. Though things are proceeding now, we’re still at impulse speed.