Right now, the future isn’t looking too promising for Star Trek 4, with Deadline reporting last month that the S.J. Clarkson-helmed film has been shelved indefinitely following salary disputes with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth. Nonetheless, while Zachary Quinto has no updates to report on the matter, he still hopes that the sequel to 2016’s Star Trek Beyond will some day go into production.
Last Friday, the Spock actor attended the Winter Television Critics Association to promote the new AMC horror series NOS4A2. While speaking to /Film at the event, the subject of the next Star Trek came up, and as expected, Quinto said that there are currently no plans for another installment in the film series:
“I mean, it’s been a broad conversation that we’ve been having for a while in terms of what’s the future of the franchise. It’s in process so I don’t know exactly what to say other than there’s no plans for a movie happening at this moment.”
But while things don’t appear to be moving forward for Star Trek 4, the actor would certainly be game to return to the sci-fi saga:
“I would love to. I feel like it’s been an anchor of my creative life for the last over ten years now so if I can go back to it, I’ll always be happy to. I love my Star Trek family so we’ll see how it goes.”
John Cho had some thoughts of his own last month on the likelihood of Star Trek 4 getting made, and while he too acknowledged that nothing was happening with the project at the moment, he was optimistic that the film would be made sooner or later, telling Entertainment Tonight that he believes the team will “all get on the same page and do it” eventually.
Sadly, it doesn’t sound like Chris Pine and Paramount are especially on the same page these days, while S.J. Clarkson seems to have moved on to new work, having recently signed on to direct the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series. But though we wouldn’t hold our breath for Star Trek 4, at least the studio still seems set on pushing forward with plans for the Quentin Tarantino movie.