Chris Pine is set to reprise his role as Captain Kirk for the next Star Trek movie.
According to Deadline, the actor will once again board the USS Enterprise alongside returning co-stars Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and Karl Urban.
Doubt was cast over Pine’s future in the sci-fi series last year when it was suggested he and Chris Hemsworth had walked away from Star Trek 4 over a pay dispute.
According to reports, the studio had tried to get them to take a pay cut and were allegedly waiting to lock them down before negotiating their fellow stars’ contracts.
However, when asked about the situation by Variety, Pine insisted that he was still interested in coming back for a fourth movie.
“I mean I’d love to be involved and we’ll see what happens, and I’ll await the phone call. Until then I look forward to it,” he said at the time. Well, it seems he got that phone call.
Deadline also reports that Paramount Pictures is in final talks with Noah Hawley (Lucy in the Sky, Legion, Fargo the TV series) to write and direct the fourth Star Trek film.
After Star Trek Beyond underperformed at the box office, there were doubts if we’d even get a Star Trek 4, but it now appears it’s all systems go for Kirk and his crew.
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