We've barely recovered from the action rollercoaster that was Star Trek Into Darkness, and Paramount is already getting the gang together to bring us a threequel. Ruthless efficiency, that's what I like to see in a movie-making powerhouse.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Star Trek Beyond would receive the same loving penmanship as the previous two installments, bringing back writing team and . There were brief mentions of Paramount courting and Zach Stentz, the writers behind Thor and Xmen, but they will not be on board the Enterprise. , also credited on Star Trek Into Darkness, will not return for the new movie.
The main characters, Kirk (), Uhura () and Spock (Z) look set to return in the same form. This will surely be welcome news for the actors, who, apart from the inevitable monetary gains, obviously get on like a tribble on fire (check the goofy outtakes on the DVD).
The mastermind of the first two Star Trek reboots, , has set his sights on a galaxy far, far away, and will be too busy on the hotly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens to direct. is his rumored replacement, but nothing is confirmed at this juncture. One thing looks certain - the franchise looks to continue with a similarly intergalactic budget; Star Trek: Into Darkness was given a whopping $190 million and earned $451 million at the box office.
Do you think that third time's the charm?