Paramount Pictures has postponed the premiere of “Star Trek 4,” which will feature the return of stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldaña.
Originally scheduled for June 9, 2023, the film will now only open on December 22, 2023.
The director will be Matt Shakman, one of the directors of “WandaVision”, the acclaimed series from Marvel Studios in partnership with Disney +.
Paramount President Emma Watts is reportedly looking forward to working with the filmmaker due to the success of “WandaVision,” which received no less than 23 Emmy nominations.
The script previously written by Noah Howley (“Legion”) is reworked by Lindsey Beer (“Sierra Burgess is a Loser”) and Geneva Robertson (“Captain Marvel”, “Tom Raider: The Inception”).
Still untitled and premiered, the sequel will also feature the return of JJ Abrams as producer.
As of yet, there are still no details on the new film’s plot, but updates are expected to be released in the coming months.
Recalling that the last film in the franchise was ‘Star TreK: Without Borders’, released in 2016
Directed by Justin Lin (“The Fast and The Furious 9”), the feature film made just $ 343.4 million worldwide, on a budget of $ 185 million.
Despite this, the sequel has been very well received by critics, reaching an 86% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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