Wow, this is a wonderful week for us Trekkies!
Just days after Sir Patrick Stewart revealed a new Picard movie in the works, news has broke that yet another Star Trek movie being made is very exciting.
Paramount is not only continuing to expand the Star Trek franchise, it's expanding the universe with two new movies, with the latest one being reported by Deadline. This new movie would allegedly take place before the most beautiful pair of blue eyes to ever exist in Star Trek, Chris Pine, blessed the big screen in 2009 as part of the Kelvin timeline.
The choice of Toby Haynes to direct and Seth Grahame-Smith to pen the script sounds like a stellar combination. Both have impressive backgrounds, with Haynes' success on the best thing to ever happen to Star Wars, aka Andor and Smith's creative skills in both literature and script writing.
The prospect of an origin story set decades before the original 2009 Star Trek film adds an interesting new layer to the Trek lore. It's a wonderful opportunity to explore new narratives and characters, potentially enriching the Star Trek universe in ways fans haven't seen before. Also, it's encouraging to hear that the Star Trek brand remains strong, thanks in part to the success of shows like Picard and the incredible Strange New Worlds on Paramount+. It's clear that the franchise continues to captivate audiences, both old and new.
Adding to the excitement, Deadline also reports that insiders can confirm that Star Trek 4 is still very much actively being developed meaning these new movies are additional projects joining the previously in-the-works Star Trek 4. As a long-time Star Trek fan, this news definitely makes me look forward to seeing what Haynes and Smith will bring to the Star Trek universe.