Paramount Studios confirmed yesterday during their CinemaCon presentation that they were indeed working on at least two more Star Trek films in their franchise, backing up a story we reported on a month ago.
Perhaps the biggest news in the franchise in a very long time came today, with the announcement that the 50 year+ franchise was gaining it's first female director.
S.J. Clarkson will be directing the yet-unnamed Star Trek 4 (4, because it is the 4th in the relaunched JJ Abrams Star Trek universe). Her previous credits are primarily tv related- but that's not a downside here. Life On Mars, Orange Is The New Black, Jessica Jones, and The Defenders are standouts among several other series.
Extremely little is known about the plot, but there are some pretty likely rumors paired with the news that Chris Hemsworth, who played Chris Pine's character James T Kirk's father George Samuel Kirk in Star Trek '09, is returning.
This obviously would mean one of two things- a prequel about the early Starfleet pilot OR time travel.
Fans of the Trek serieseseseses will recognize the term "prime directive", and maybe it'll be the plot for this upcoming film.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay penned the screenplay. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions, while David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Media will executive produce.
We'll let you know as soon as more information becomes available.
Your move, Star Wars.