New Star Trek Movie Confirmed For 2023 But We Don't Know What It Is
The next Star Trek film is going boldly into 2023.
Paramount has announced it will release a new Star Trek movie in 2023. What is the movie? We don't know and Paramount hasn't said yet, but the film studio apparently feels confident enough about it to put the untitled and unannounced film on its release calendar.
This movie, whatever it turns out to be, will be released on June 9, 2023.
JJ Abrams rebooted the Star Trek film series in 2009 in a well-received, commercially successful film that starred Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock. Sequels Into Darkness and Beyond released in 2013 and 2016.
A fourth installment in the reboot series was planned, but Paramount pulled the plug on it in 2019. Actor Simon Pegg, who played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the reboots, said the Star Trek films simply did not make enough money.
"The fact is, Star Trek movies don't make Marvel money," he said in 2020. "They make maybe $500 million at the most, and to make one now, on the scale they've set themselves, is $200 million [for its budget]. You have to make three times that to make a profit."
Into Darkness was the most commercially successful of the three reboot films, and it made $467 million worldwide.
Pegg also remarked that the 2016 death of Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov, was a "huge blow to our little family, and [the] enthusiasm to do another one might have been affected by that."
Another Star Trek movie from Fargo's Noah Hawley was said to be in the works, but it's been sidelined for now. A report said Hawley's movie would tell a story about a virus that wipes out a huge part of the universe, and Paramount may not want to pursue this story in the current climate.
Quentin Tarantino is said to be involved in a future Star Trek movie, but again, it remains to seen if that's still the plan given the overall upheaval around the sci-fi series.
In other Star Trek news, new seasons of Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Lower Decks are in the works--check out new trailers here.
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