Unsurprisingly, Chris Pine knows no more than we do about Star Trek 4


Star Trek 4, billed as the final chapter in the film series, is supposedly moving forward. Steve Yockey, who developed The Flight Attendant, was hired to begin work on the script, which, as far as we know, still hasn't even been drafted from the other writers who were onboard. Maybe a script had been written, but it was rejected. Honestly, we don't know. What we do know is that in March of last year, J.J. Abrams told Esquire [via Yahoo Movies] that it was the first time since the original reboot "that we have a story that feels as compelling as the first one."

But that's about as far as it gets, even according to Chris Pine who told Business Insider [via Gamerant] that he "honestly didn't know" if the movie was going forward.

"There was something in the news of a new writer coming on board. I thought there was already a script, but I guess I was wrong, or they decided to pivot. As it's always been with "Trek," I just wait and see."

Chris Pine

Pine's response doesn't come as a surprise since in November 2022, Zachary Quinto told The Independent [via Yahoo Movies] basically the same thing.

"At this point, I honestly have very little attachment to it. All of us would like to come back and make another movie, but I’ve learnt to only get excited about things I know are actually real. And there's nothing about a fourth Star Trek movie that feels real right now."

Zachary Quinto

At this stage of the game, it might make better sense to make this one a Paramount+ streaming movie as well. At least it was able to produce Section 31 in a relatively short amount of time. Regardless, though, it doesn't bode well for any aspect of Star Trek 4 that, although we're being told that everything is still in the works, the cast, who will have to be available to make this film work, knows absolutely nothing about what's going on. You would think, at the very least, the studio would be keeping the actors in the loop, but clearly, that isn't happening. Which makes us all wonder if Star Trek 4 is actually happening.

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