Whereas the TV facet of the Star Trek franchise has been thriving for over half a decade now because of the varied reveals out there to stream with a Paramount+ subscription, the identical can’t be identical for the movie facet. The final Star Trek film, Star Trek Past, got here out in 2016, and Star Trek 4 stays caught in improvement hell. At one level, Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley was tapped to direct a Star Trek film, and now that he’s opened up about how the undertaking obtained scrapped, I’m disenchanted that Paramount Footage took this plan of action.
Hawley has prior expertise from leaving his stamp on main franchise from the TV present Legion, which delved into stranger corners of the X-Males property. He’s now within the midst of placing collectively an Alien collection, which is able to stream to Hulu subscribers, and he famous how when FX approached him for the job, he was requested to do his model of Alien, not simply one thing commonplace, cookie cutter, and so on. This led to him recalling how his Star Trek film was put aside, saying to THR:
As I’ve already stated, it’s not just like the Star Trek movie collection has been within the strongest place currently, so the truth that Paramount executives have been allegedly this choosy over what Noah Hawley deliberate to with the franchise is irritating. For one factor, Hawley has stated that his Star Trek film wasn’t supposed to be a Star Trek Past follow-up starring the Kelvin timeline’s Enterprise crew, however quite highlight a brand new group of characters. Positive, there’s a sure tone that must be saved in a Star Trek undertaking, however should you’re exploring a nook of this universe that doesn’t contain established characters, shouldn’t you be afforded the liberty to inform that story, particularly in case your franchise is struggling within the cinematic area?
Properly, evidently Paramount felt that it wasn’t value doing this, and by the tip of 2020, Hawley’s Star Trek film primarily pale away. It’s a disgrace, as a result of with Paramount+’s Star Trek reveals overlaying a lot territory, Hawley’s film may have been a cool technique to get extra experimental with this franchise. In any case, the Kelvin-timeline films took on a extra action-y vibe to boost this franchise for a brand new technology, so why couldn’t Hawley’s film have completed the identical, and people in search of extra conventional Star Trek tales, albeit filtered by way of a extra trendy lens, may go on Paramount+.
In any case, Hawley’s left Star Trek behind him, and now he plans to begin filming his Alien collection early in 2024. As for Star Trek 4, it stays to be seen whether or not it is going to as soon as once more deal with the Kelvin timeline’s Enterprise crew or if we could be getting one other reboot. We’ll maintain you apprised when extra info comes on, however for now, take a look at the upcoming Star Trek TV reveals lined up, in addition to the 2023 launch schedule and 2024 launch schedule to study what films are on the way in which.