Date: 14th July 2021

Matt Shakman to Direct Next 'Star Trek' Film at Paramount.

WandaVision helmer Matt Shakman will write the next Star Trek movie with Chris Pine and the original cast returning.

"WandaVision" director Matt Shakman has closed a deal to direct the next untitled "Star Trek" film for Paramount and Bad Robot. Shakman was nominated for an Emmy earlier Tuesday for Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for "WandaVision". The show from Marvel Studios garnered 23 Emmy nominations.

The last Star Trek movie to hit theaters was 2016's Star Trek Beyond. In the years since, Star Trek 4 stalled as various filmmakers came on board only to leave before filming could begin. At one point, Quentin Tarantino had pitched the idea of directing an R-rated Star Trek as his final movie. In 2019, Noah Hawley was reportedly hired to write and direct a new Star Trek, but it wasn't clear if Pine and the original cast would return for that iteration.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, including whether the new film will be set in the same universe as the previous trilogy of films starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

"Star Trek" has remained top of mind for many fans in the last few years following the success of series like “Picard,” “Discovery” and even the animated “Lower Decks.”

Source: Press Release