Karl Urban On Star Trek 4: “You Know As Much As I Do”


Last we checked in on Karl Urban and his commitment to Paramount’s dormant Star Trek universe, the former Dredd star stressed that he’d return for Star Trek 4 without a second’s hesitation.

That was back in July, when J.J. Abrams was kicking around a story idea that would see Chris Hemsworth reprise the role of George Kirk, father to the swashbuckling Captain James T. Kirk, as played by Chris Pine (Wonder Woman). But things have changed quite drastically ever since, what with Abrams signing on to helm the untitled Star Wars: Episode IXmuch to the frustration of Paramount brass.

It’ll be some time yet before film fans are invited back on board the Enterprise, then, and that’s something Karl Urban echoed in a recent interview with Screen Crush.

Indeed, Urban stressed that he knows absolutely nothing about the status of Star Trek 4, before noting that the cast and crew are still mourning the tragic death of Anton Yelchin, who played the role of Pavel Chekov all throughout Paramount’s rebooted trilogy.

You know as much as I do, my friend. [laughs] Listen, we’d all love to make another Star Trek movie. That’s absolutely certain. But if we don’t get that opportunity then I’m really happy to have ended on such a good note. We had such a wonderful time shooting Star Trek Beyond. It was an amazing experience – and we’re all still grieving over the fact that it was the last time that we got to shoot with Anton [Yelchin]. We’re all like a family. It won’t be the same without him.

Tell us, what do you make of the situation surrounding Star Trek 4? You can, as always, drop your thoughts in the usual place. Karl Urban, meanwhile, is part of the all-star cast for Thor: Ragnarok. He plays Skurge the Executioner, and will be seen opposite the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth’s returning God of Thunder.