Paramount has been trying to get a new Star Trek movie off the ground for years with little luck. Finally, we get some details.
The last Star Trek movie to come out in theaters was 2016’s Star Trek: Beyond. A five-year gap between movies isn’t that long, but considering that Paramount is trying to turn Trek into a mega-franchise akin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with seven different Trek series either on the air or on the way, it’s a cavernous valley of time. However, according to SyFy Wire, Paramount has finally confirmed that a new movie is on the schedule…for 2023.
The next question is, “What kind of movie is it?” And the answer is, “We have no idea.” We’ve heard a lot about potential Star Trek movies going forward over the past couple of years. Chris Pine wanted to make another movie in the “Kelvin Timeline.” Fargo and Legion showrunner Noah Hawley had a pitch. Even Quentin Tarantino was working on something. But nothing ever set itself apart.
SyFy Wire thinks the new movie will be written by Star Trek: Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez, one of the more recent names to get tossed into the cinematic stew. (FYI, she was named after a character from The Original Series, so she’s close to this stuff.) But again, it’s anyone’s guess what the movie is actually about. Will it bring back Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and the rest of that crew? How about Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, who now has his own show on Paramount+? Something entirely new?
For now, the confirmation that Star Trek is returning to the big screen will have to be enough. Star Trek: Subtitle Forthcoming will land in theaters on June 8, 2023.