Matt Shakman leaves the direction of ‘Star Trek 4’

A year after being announced, Matt Shakman has left the direction of the next film in the franchise of ‘Star Trek’; In principle, it is assumed that the fourth will have a cast led by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldaa or John Cho in command of the USS Enterprise. Not by chance, this abandonment occurs at the same time that we have learned that he is negotiating to direct the new film about the fantastic four that Marvel Studios is preparing with a view to its premiere in November 2024. That is, white and in a bottle: Bearing in mind that both productions will be shot more or less at the same time, everything indicates that the experienced television director known for his work in series like ‘Fargo’, ‘You are the worst’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Billions’, ‘Succession’ or ‘The Great’ he has abandoned one project in favor of the other. Produced by Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot, the production of the next film of ‘Star Trek’ was scheduled to begin this fall with a view to its premiere on December 22, 2023. A new film of which no details have been revealed at the moment, and whose production it would not be unusual for it to be delayed again after having lost again to your manager. Especially after Warner Bros. has decided to move the premiere of ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ to December 25, 2023, since these movements do not usually occur randomly (although it sometimes seems that way). The last we heard about the film, which has been in development practically since the premiere of ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ in 2016, is that Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (‘Tomb Raider’, ‘Captain Marvel’) had signed the Latest version of your script. Along the way, it seems that the projects written by Kalinda Vazquez (‘Star Trek: Discovery’, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’), Noah Hawley (creator of ‘Legin’ and ‘Fargo’) or Mark L. Smith (‘ The Revenant’), the latter developed from an idea by Quentin Tarantino and the hope that it would be directed by Tarantino himself. Finally, mention that last May it was announced that Shakman would direct the first two episodes of the series set in the Monsterverse that Chris Black, Matt Fraction and Legendary Television are preparing for Apple TV + with the Russells as protagonists. Now that a lover as hoarding as Marvel Studios has gotten in the way, it remains to be seen that this continues to be the case.