Star Trek Movie Announced as Franchise Returns to Kelvin Timeline

There is another Star Trek movie in the works and it takes place in the Kelvin Timeline. This is the timeline created by producer and director J.J. Abrams for Star Trek in 2009. In a ViacomCBS investor meeting this week, Abrams shared some details about the next film.

During the meeting, Abrams shared that he hopes to bring back his original cast for the next film. However, the deals to make this haven’t happened yet at this point. If the deals do end up being worked out, fans would see the return of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldaña and John Cho to the Enterprise. “We are thrilled to say that we are hard at work on a new Star Trek film that we’ll be shooting by the end of the year, featuring our original cast and some new characters that I think are going to be really fun and exciting, and help take Star Trek into areas that you’ve just never seen before,” said Abrams.

This next film will be directed by Matt Shakman who recently directed WandaVision, for which he also earned an Emmy nomination. He will direct this untitled Star Trek film with a script by Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson. J.J. Abrams will be returning as a producer. He directed Star Trek and also Star Trek Into Darkness. He has continued with the Star Trek franchise and produced Star Trek Beyond.

The arrival of a new Star Trek film on the silver screen comes after a significant gap in theatrical releases for the franchise. This untitled film will be the first Star Trek film in the Kelvin-verse since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, which was directed by Justin Lin. It is unknown when exactly this film will be released. There is supposed to be a Star Trek film released on December 23, 2023. While not much has happened with the franchise on the big screen, Star Trek has been flourishing on the small screen with multiple new series being released on Paramount+.

What do you think about the news for this new Star Trek film? Are you excited to see it? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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