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The News of a New 'Star Trek' Sequel Surprised the Cast as Much as Fans!

The News of a New 'Star Trek' Sequel Surprised the Cast as Much as Fans!

Star Trek 4 is apparently coming – and the stars had no clue.

The announcement arrived in the middle of February that Paramount+ was preparing a third sequel to the Star Trek film franchise reboot, and reportedly, the cast had no idea, via THR.
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According to the report, all of the stars would be returning to reprise their roles.

“We are thrilled to say that we are hard at work on a new Star Trek film that will be shooting by the end of the year that will be featuring our original cast,” producer J.J. Abrams said.

According to the THR report, stars including Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and John Cho didn’t know, and that “most, if not all, teams for the franchise’s primary players…were not aware that an announcement for another film was coming, much less that their clients would be touted as a part of the deal, and certainly not that their clients would be shooting a movie by year’s end. Insiders say that Pine, who plays Captain Kirk, is the first to enter into early negotiations as he is the linchpin to the project.”

The outlet also reports that Paramount hopes to start filming the new movie in the fall, in order to make its announced December 22, 2023 theatrical release date.

Still, “the script is still being worked on, according to sources, and there is no green light or budget in place,” and the budget will now likely have to account for even bigger demands from talent in order to come back.

“Industry insiders say that Paramount let go of negotiating leverage in order to have a key chess piece as it courts Wall Street investors,” THR said of their gamble of a pre-announcement before securing the cast.

Find out what else Paramount+ announced, including TV renewals!

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