If the saga of Star Trek seems to resume the hair of the beast to the television, at the cinema it is already a bit more confused. And this is not the announcement today that might reassure us.
After a Star Trek Without limits in the genesis complicated, and the score is not really incredible at the box office, it seemed clear that the saga of the stars would have to move a great blow to reinvent itself. While a Star Trek 4 was already expected, the announcement of a film directed by Quentin Tarantino threw a stone into the pond. After a few weeks of uncertainty and theatrics, we finally understood that, if this movie was, it would not be Star Trek 4, strictly speaking, but a film to share. The real fourth episode should be put on the carpet of time travel and would have the opportunity to Captain Kirk to review his father, who died when he was younger.
Chris Hemsworth was not long in Star Trek
Yet, there is little chance that this happens since we have come to learn, via the Hollywood Reporter, that two major players in this story come from slamming the door of the franchise. In fact, Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth will not be part of Star Trek 4. Good for Hemsworth, to the limit, this is annoying but it is manageable since it is he who interpreted Kirk Senior in the first film of 2009. For Pine, it is already more delicate since it is still him the hero of the saga.
Chris Pine was relieved of his command
The reason for this departure lies in salary negotiations that would not have accomplished as actors and the wanted. It is important to know that in 2009, Chris Pine had signed a contract for three films and that he therefore took advantage of the start of construction on the fourth movie, so the negotiation of a new contract, to review his stamp on the rise. This does not appear to have convinced the studio Paramount in the light of the scores of the previous film (343 million dollars of profits to the international for a budget of 185 million).
This brings us to a rather complex situation for the film that is, for the moment, no shoot date or release date but already has a director attached in the person of S. J. Clarkson, since apart from Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth, all the other actors have agreed to re-enlist. Let’s hope the studio knows what to do to ensure that the transition is going smoothly.
And if this was an opportunity for Spock to take completely the power on the saga ?