Exciting news: Star Trek 4 has found a director.
What do you think the two Star Trek movies will be? Last week, Victoria Clarkson was named second unit director on JJ Abrams next Star Wars: Episode IX, and Cathy Yan got the job directing the next Harley Quinn film, after being championed by Margot Robbie and her co-producer Sue Kroll to direct the Suicide Squad spinoff based on the Birds of Prey storyline, which is a gang of female heroes.
One potential stumbling block in a future Star Trek film with the current movie cast is that all of the principal actors are no longer under contract with the studio.
Gianopulos announced a string of sequels in partnership with Skydance Media, including a new "Terminator" with Linda Hamilton from the original movie back on board with Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Top Gun: Maverick" with Tom Cruise - and two new "Star Trek" films. Fingers crossed, but I just can't strongly believe it's going to happen.
Of course, this isn't the only Star Trek script in development. Quentin is off doing another movie. Ava DuVernay is now developing a movie based on DC Comics' The New Gods for Warner Bros., while indie filmmaker Cathy Yan last week was hired to helm a pic based on DC anti-heroine Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey comic book characters. So, I feel like we are in a state of anticipation.
S.J. Clarkson will be the first woman to direct a film in the "Star Trek" franchise. So I don't know.
When it comes to Star Trek 4, only the vaguest plot details are available.
After the less-than-stellar box-office performance of Star Trek Beyond, which failed to keep pace with the J.J. Abrams-rebooted 2009 Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, the announcement of multiple sequels to Abram's so-called Kelvin timeline is a bold step forward for Paramount.