Trekkies all across the world have been anticipating the next edition of the renowned Star Trek franchise, and the news they’ve been yearning for has finally arrived. Star Trek 4, the next installment in this renowned space epic, is on the way.
Fans may finally look forward to a fresh adventure with the crew of the spaceship Enterprise after a few delays and uncertainty. In this article, we’ll explore the release date and some details surrounding the much-anticipated Star Trek 4.
When Will Star Trek 4 Be Released?
Star Trek 4, which was supposed to be released on Friday, December 22, 2023, has been postponed and deleted from Paramount’s next slate of films.
Even while it hasn’t been officially canceled, the lengthy delay has made it appear as if Star Trek 4 would never see the light of day. The announcement comes after years of difficulty behind the scenes. Matt Shakman, the previously attached filmmaker, abandoned the project to direct the MCU’s Fantastic Four.
The major actors for the upcoming science fiction film have yet to sign on, and it doesn’t appear like the script has been finalized. Star Trek 4 will be released in August 2023, according to Spock actor Zachary Quinto, who explained that “creative things” and “a lot of other stuff” are preventing the film from moving forward.
With the cast aging and pursuing jobs outside of the franchise, the likelihood of a Star Trek 4 becoming a reality is dwindling by the day.
Who Will Be in the Cast of Star Trek 4?
If Star Trek 4 ever made it to the big screen, the whole Kelvin-era crew would have to return. That implies Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Karl Urban are all required.
Previously, Paramount claimed that the whole reboot cast would return for Star Trek 4, implying that Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, and John Cho would all be back on the USS Enterprise. However, several of the cast’s agents questioned the announcement, explaining that nothing had been agreed upon and that discussions were still ongoing.
Here is the list of expected cast members of Star Trek 4:
- Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk
- Zachary Quinto as Spock
- Zoe Saldaña as Nyota Uhura
- Simon Pegg as Montgomery Scott
- John Cho as Hikaru Sulu
What Will Happen in Star Trek 4?
The narrative of Star Trek 4 is currently unknown, as numerous alternative scripts have advanced through various stages of production before being scrapped.
Because it is Star Trek, it could be about anything. Time travel, resurrected villains, territorial disputes… you get the picture.
However, Pine has stated openly that he would want to see the picture have a lower budget and a greater emphasis on pleasing the fans. “Let’s make the movie for the people that love this group of people, that love this story, that love Star Trek,” he stated to Deadline. “Let’s make it for them, and if people want to come to the party, that’s fantastic.” But make it at a cost, and make it so that if it makes a half-billion dollars, that’s fantastic.”
That certainly appears to be a good way to go, and it may serve to rein in some of the worst excesses of the Kelvin Star Trek-era movies, which are often about world-ending stakes and big action. That’s all well and well, but many Star Trek fans (including ourselves) would prefer something significantly more low-key that makes use of the franchise’s sci-fi setting.
Is there any Trailer for Star Trek 4?
There is no trailer for Star Trek 4 yet because production has not even commenced. For now, you can watch the trailer for season 3 below:
Where Can I Watch Star Trek 4?
If Star Trek 4 is ever released, it will be a theatrical exclusive.