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Here's Why a Fourth 'Star Trek' Movie Might Not Happen with One of the Stars Throwing Some Shade

Here's Why a Fourth 'Star Trek' Movie Might Not Happen with One of the Stars Throwing Some Shade

Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the Star Trek franchise, doesn’t expect a fourth film to happen.

“The fact is, Star Trek movies don’t make Marvel money,” Simon told Total Film.”They make maybe $500 million at the most, and to make one now, on the scale they’ve set themselves, is $200 million. You have to make three times that to make a profit.”

He then threw a little shade at the studio, saying, “I don’t feel like the last one… [Paramount Pictures] didn’t really take advantage of the 50th anniversary. The regimen at the time dropped the ball on the promo of the film. And we’ve lost momentum. I think losing Anton [Yelchin] was a huge blow to our little family, and our enthusiasm to do another one might have been affected by that. So I don’t know.”

2016′s Star Trek Beyond, which was co-written by Simon, did not do as well as 2016′s Star Trek Into the Darkness at the box office. Beyond earned $344 million vs. Darkness‘ $467 million.

There is still some success in the Star Trek universe.

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