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The future of the fourth Star Trek reboot movie seems to change more than the actual timelines in the series. The new series, beginning in 2009, we saw last in 2016 with Star Trek Beyond. After being put on hiatus, we learned just a few months ago that the fourth installment was back on with Fargo director Noah Hawley.
Alas, it wouldn't be Trek if things didn't get complicated. Now the status of the new movie is in question all over again.
Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the new films, recently explained why he thinks a new film is doubtful. The actor, who starred alongside Chris Pine's Kirk and Zachary Quinto's Spock, blames the lack of "Marvel money."
"The fact is, Star Trek movies just don't make Marvel money," he said, referring to the mega-blockbuster superhero standards set by Marvel studios. "They make maybe $500 million at most, and to make one now, on the scale they've set themselves, is $200 million. You have to make three times that to make a profit."
He also mentioned the loss of actor Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov and passed away a month before Beyond's opening, as a "huge blow to our little family" that dimished enthusasm to continue with the franchise.
So it sounds like we won't be getting another film with the alternate universe Enterprise anytime soon. However, you can never really know for sure with Star Trek. Only the future will tell.
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