The Section 31 movie, starring Michelle Yeoh, has been officially greenlit by Paramount.
There have been some doubts about whether the movie will move forward, considering forward motion has been a bit sluggish with Paramount even before the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes began. Originally, Section 31 was going to be a series starring Michelle Yeoh, but that was changed to a movie, possibly having something to do with Yeoh’s career taking an fast, upward trajectory.
In a statement shared with the latest issue of Star Trek Explorer (on sale now), Yeoh said Section 31 has been near and dear to her heart since she began playing hte Emperor all the way back to the beginning of Star Trek: Discovery. That Philippa will finally get her moment to shine is a dream come true for Yeoh.
"“Section 31 has been near and dear to my heart since I began the journey of playing Philippa all the way back when thisnew golden age of Star Treklaunched. To see her finally get her moment is a dream come true in a year that’s shown me the incredible power of never giving up on your dreams."
Michelle Yeoh has enjoyed incredible success since leaving her role as the Emperor
Yeoh’s starring run in the 2022 movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led to an Academy Award win. Yeoh became the first Asian to win the award and the first Malaysian to win an Academy Award in any category.
Last year, Time also named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people on its annual listicle and its Icon of the Year. And with an additional nine projects in various stages of production, Yeoh is an incredibly in-demand actress. So it’s no wonder fans are excited about her taking the time to return to Star Trek. Fortunately, she’s just as happy to do it!