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Old 07-18-16, 11:35 AM
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Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot have made it official that the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will return to the big screen for another outing.

In the next installment of Star Trek, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father. The move has been rumored but never confirmed by the studio.

Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in 2009’s Star Trek, will return to the space saga as George Kirk to star alongside Pine.

The remaining cast also is expected to return with the exception of Anton Yelchin, who passed away last month and had played Chekov in the past three incarnations. No director has been named for the untitled fourth film.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will executive produce.

Star Trek, the first film in the rebooted franchise based on the sci-fi series created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than $380 million worldwide in 2009. The second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness, earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013.

The series’ third film, Star Trek Beyond, is directed by Justin Lin and opens in theaters ‪on July 22, 2016.
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Old 07-18-16, 11:38 AM
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What a horrible idea just to shoehorn a big star into the movie.
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Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 View Post
What a horrible idea just to shoehorn a big star into the movie.
Ehh, I have to disagree, if only for the fact that his performance was probably the best of the whole 2009 movie. Yes, I enjoyed the rest of the flick, but that opening sequence is just fantastic. If the story is done well, I won't mind seeing a more of George Kirk.



So I wonder now if there was a clause in his contract from the first movie that tied him into doing another one and they're pulling it now since he's become more famous?
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Maybe George Kirk fell into the Nexus?
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http://variety.com/2016/film/news/jj...ek-1201817719/

Chekov will not be recast for any future Star Trek movies.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/jj...ek-1201817719/

Chekov will not be recast for any future Star Trek movies.
I'm cool with this.
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Either they save whales or no sale.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/jj...ek-1201817719/

Chekov will not be recast for any future Star Trek movies.
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I'm cool with this.
That's for the best. Another actor at this point in time would be too much to accept. Have a line about Chekov dying heroically on a mission and then take the opportunity to bring in someone like a Kevin Riley or even another female character (which is sorely needed).

I'd love to see them comb through old TOS episodes to find a scene where a female ensign was at the helm/nav for like 5 minutes in an episode and then create this whole backstory and arc for her. It would be awesome to watch the manbabies crying fedora-scented tears.
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don't kill off Chekov.

have him transferred, alive and happy somewhere, and be done with it. maybe something about him being too smart for Starfleet as a joke or something... nice tribute to Anton, and to the beloved character.
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Why not recast? It worked for a character like Dumbledore.
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don't kill off Chekov.

have him transferred, alive and happy somewhere, and be done with it. maybe something about him being too smart for Starfleet as a joke or something... nice tribute to Anton, and to the beloved character.
He's back on Earth raising his and Sulu's adopted baby. It's what all Trek fans want!
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Why not recast? It worked for a character like Dumbledore.
Dumbledore was integral to the rest of the Harry Potter films. Chekov not so much.
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How dare you.

I like the retirement idea. He's off on a planet full of horny green skinned broads.
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Originally Posted by Rex Power Colt-Robot Man View Post
Why not recast? It worked for a character like Dumbledore.
When Richard Harris died in 2002, they knew his character was a part of the next two books in the series, and likely through the rest of them. They pretty much had to recast, given his importance to the books and films.

Since there's no source material that they're adapting for the upcoming Star Trek films, they can just work around the character.
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You could just ultimately leave it up to Walter Koenig. Chekov: dead or transferred? His call is final.
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If the current regime cared at all about what the old actors think, they wouldn't have made Sulu gay. They're definitely not gonna leave it to Koenig to make the call.
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Well, Chekov wasn't part of the crew on the original series until later...kinds of make sense that in this reboot universe he'd be with them early, then not be with them later.
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don't kill off Chekov.

have him transferred, alive and happy somewhere, and be done with it. maybe something about him being too smart for Starfleet as a joke or something... nice tribute to Anton, and to the beloved character.
Yeah don't kill him off but just write him off. Like how Paul Walker was written out of the Fast and the Furious franchise. It's more respectful that way for sure.
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I would say he was sent to contact Nero on Romulus to discuss the actions of Nero Prime in the 1st film...and Nero Killed him.

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Quentin Tarantino Hatches ‘Star Trek’ Movie Idea; Paramount, JJ Abrams To Assemble Writer’s Room

EXCLUSIVE: Already busy prepping to direct the film he just set up at Sony Pictures, Quentin Tarantino is also planning to boldly go where he has not gone before. Sources said that Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount. After sharing his idea with JJ Abrams (who himself is busy prepping Star Wars Episode IX), I’ve heard the plan is to assemble a writers room of scribes who’ll hear Tarantino’s take and begin to put together a movie. If it all works out, Tarantino might direct it, with Abrams producing.
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That sounds interesting.
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Let him finish off the next generation crew. Incorporate them
Into the new time line
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So if he indeed retires after his next two films this potentially could be his last. I’d be interested in seeing it but kind of surprised he’d consider a franchise film at this point.
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I wonder what sci-fi films Tarantino will be ripping off when he writes this. Wrath Of Khan is already done.
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Works for me.
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