There have been ongoing rumblings about Star Trek 4 being still in the works. But it's been almost eight years since the last Trek movie debuted, and things aren't any closer to being finalized for a fourth and final movie in J.J. Abrams' Kelvin Timeline. And there are a lot of moving parts to getting it up and running, including star contracts. One actor that would already be willing to sign to return to the Trek universe, though, is Zoe Saldana, who played Lt. Nyota Uhura on all three of Abrams' movies.
In a conversation with Comicbook [via Screenrant], Saldana said that working with Abrams was a "wonderful and beautiful experience," and if she gets to play Uhura one last time, she'll be so grateful. Of course, Saldana didn't know anymore about where things stand with the Star Trek movie than the rest of us do, but at least we know she's on board.
Star Trek 4 is still "in development" according to Variety, and the studio is calling it the final chapter. But that has been ongoing for a while now. The actors don't know what's going on now, and they're still in a technical holding pattern just like the rest of us. One thing is certain, though, even if things start to take shape, the odds of seeing Star Trek 4 before 2025 are slim to none, possibly not even until 2026.
A Picard movie has supposedly been greenlit and the Section 31 movie with Michelle Yeoh is starting production this month, if it hasn't already. So having a movie streaming, one coming up behind it, and another one headed for the theaters would be a lot of time and effort. I can't imagine the studio pushing the movies close together.