One of the few bright spots in a rough summer for Paramount Pictures was “Star Trek Beyond,” a quite well liked entry in the rebooted film series even if it was the most expensive to make and yet the lowest grossing of the three Abrams-era films.
‘Beyond’ was notoriously rushed into production despite not really being ready for it, but even before it was out Paramount has already made it quite clear that a fourth one is in the works and this time there’s a lot more time to get things just right.
Today, series star and the third film’s co-writer Simon Pegg has seemingly teased that work has already begun on the fourth film’s script with his ‘Beyond’ co-writer Doug Jung. Pegg posted a photo of himself and Jung at work on a project of some kind at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production offices.
Short of Abrams getting them involved in an unrelated project, they’re likely there for the next ‘Trek’ which it has been teased to feature Chris Hemsworth returning to play the father of James Kirk which he briefly played in the opening of the 2009 film – the former Aussie soap actor and “Thor” star’s first feature film role. The circumstances of George Kirk’s return aren’t clear so it’ll be interesting to see what they do.
On the flipside, both J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have previously been linked as the next Trek’s writers so this may not be so cut and dry. No release date has yet been set for the next ‘Trek’.
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) December 6, 2016