Despite being announced for the film, Chris Pine is still in the dark on Star Trek 4.
Star Trek announced Chris Pine and the rest of the surviving cast members for an upcoming fourth film of the Kevlin Timeline series. This was a big deal, as it made fans believe that every cast member was on board, signed, and with a script in hand. Yet, that wasn’t the case.
The cast members hadn’t signed deals when the film was announced, no script was done and it remains unfinished, and others like Karl Urban aren’t even sure they can do a fourth film with their commitments.
So it really isn’t a surprise that Pine said he had no idea about Star Trek 4’s status at Comic-Con. He was there talking about his upcoming Dungeons and Dragons film at Comic-Con when Deadline asked him about the status of the Trek film. Pine, who was one of the first people rumors had attached to the project, went on to say about the film;
"I don’t know. I haven’t heard anything about it other than the news."
But despite the lack of conversations, he’s still down to return;
"Yeah, of course, I am. If it happens, I think all of us would come back."
Making this Star trek film is getting harder and harder to pull off
With Pine and the rest of the cast not knowing what’s going on, it’s getting harder and harder to think that this film is actually going to get made. The project has been announced for six months and no headway has been made.
Urban’s scheduling will hurt, but apparently, Pine is getting $14 million a movie. That’s not a big deal if the market can bear it and all, but the last time Paramount tried to make the fourth film about four years ago, the price tag was too much and Pine’s profile has only gone up since then.
That was when Chris Hemsworth was attached to the project as well, so that didn’t help. Yet, we need to also point out that Pine did announce over a year ago that he was done with Trek, and that was probably due to money.
With Star Trek: Strange New Worlds throwing everything for a loop this year, I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the changes and delays had to do with bringing in different properties to be more in line with what that series does.
If that’s the case, then the delay makes sense. If it isn’t, then this is just dumb.