Money Dispute Might Force Star Trek Chrises Out Of Franchise

Lewis Collier
August 11, 2018

The Kelvin Universe big screen movies have, overall, been pretty well received by fans, Star Trek: Discovery is about to launch into what looks like a very exciting second season, CBS have promised to fund multiple new Trek TV projects, Patrick Stewart is returning and Quentin Tarantino's tantalizing entry into the franchise will probably take flight after he's done with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

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The studio doesn't appear to be willing to scrap the movie over their potential departures, and the deals with Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, and John Cho are "expected to close". The project is set to be directed by S. J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, Succession), the first woman to direct a Star Trek film in franchise history. Paramount is like "hey these movies don't make as much as you think" and they're like "we're both named Chris" and the two opposing viewpoints were not able to meet in the middle. Can they get away with recasting the character and his father, who was introduced in the prologue of 2009 franchise reboot? Now, Star Trek 4 has reportedly advanced far enough that deals are already being negotiated between the studio and the returning cast. Essentially, the actors feel that they would be forced to accept pay cuts under the terms they were offered, while the studio contends that the franchise can't afford to pay them on par with their respective DC and Marvel films. After all, the actor's role in the first film was short lived and he's never officially been confirmed for the project - despite being rumored to return since 2016 when Brad Grey was still in charge of Paramount Studios. Or Pine and Hemsworth could re-enter talks with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media. After all, while Star Trek is a well-loved property, the theatrical reboot has failed to take off since its inception, with the last film, Star Trek Beyond, having only pulled in a measly $343 million worldwide on a massive $185 million production budget. For now, though, the future of Kirk in Star Trek 4 remains unclear. Would they consider making it without Kirk? Sound off int he comments with your thoughts.

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