Even though Paramount Pictures got moving on a further Star Trek outing just as Star Trek Beyond was docking in cinemas last year, the incumbent Spock, Zachary Quinto, has played down just a little talk of a further film.
Star Trek Beyond ultimately grossed $343 million in cinemas worldwide, over $100 million down on the takings for Star Trek Into Darkness. Critically, it fared better, and Star Trek is heading back to the small screen in the next 12 months, with Star Trek Discovery.
But while we’d been promised another screen adventure, one that would bring Chris Hemsworth back alongside Chris Pine, there’s been not a great deal of progress since that was first discussed last July. And now Quinto, whilst confirming that a new film is being worked on, has suggested that it’s no certainty.
“I know that they are working on a script for another one and we’ll see how that all plays out,” he told Today, “but the nice thing about that experience is that the time in between those big tentpole films allows us to go off and cultivate a lot of different creative experiences for ourselves.”
“I’m hopeful that we’ll do another one, but there’s no guarantee,” he noted.
We await further developments with interest. We suspect another Star Trek film will be in the offing, but it may take a little longer than it originally was set to.