After Matt Shakman’s departure, a new director must be sought for the Star Trek film, and in the meantime Paramount removes him from the calendar.
To use a papal metaphor, again black smoke for the new Star Trek movie. While on the small screen the franchise thrives with more titles – Star Trek: Discovery, Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Picard and the animated Lower Decks – on the great space saga created by Gene Roddenberry missing from 2016. For the moment, fans just have to wait for the director’s cut edition, finally made and soon to be released, of the first Star Trek film directed by Robert Wise. Paramount has in fact removed the new film from the releases, whose release date was set for December 22, 2023.
Star Trek on the high seas again
Initially slated for December 22, 2023, the new Star Trek movie has been taken off the Paramount releases. The reason is the abandonment of the director on the part connected to the project, Matt Shakman, which, it seems, is about to shoot the reboot of the Fantastic 4, and the search for a replacement. The screenplay, still valid for now, was written by the first screenwriters in the series, Lindsay Beer And Geneva Robertson-Dworet and, albeit without officially confirmed commitment, the cast of the previous films, consisting of Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban And Simon Pegg, it should come back. But the times are getting longer and we will see if sooner or later we will come to the head of this intricate situation.