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Star Trek XIV
Release date: 2019
14th of 13 Star Trek films  
762nd of 746 released in all  
Written By
J.D. Payne, Patrick McKay
Mark L. Smith
Directed By
S.J. Clarkson
Produced By
J.J. Abrams, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Lindsey Weber

Star Trek XIV is the planned sequel to the 2016 film Star Trek Beyond.

On 18 July 2016, it was announced that J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will return to write the fourth film in the current series, and that the plot will have James T. Kirk crossing paths with his father George, played again by Chris Hemsworth, reprising the role from Star Trek. [1]

After the death of Pavel Chekov actor Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg commented, "It's very difficult to talk about the future at the moment because there would be such a gaping hole in it all." He personally does not want to see the role of Pavel Chekov recast. [2] J.J. Abrams concurred, "There's no recasting. I can't possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better." When asked if they would kill off the character, he replied he had thought about it, but it was too soon to discuss. [3] The remaining main cast is expected to return.

Kirk actor Chris Pine has stated that, for the fourth film in the current series, he would like it to be "a slower film." Pine added, "That'd be kind of fun. Kirk and team land on a planet and go explore. It's just not going to happen. But it would be fun to make the Merchant Ivory version, a slow, talky film." When asked if he would be interested in doing a time travel comedy similar to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, he responded, "Pushing the boundaries would certainly be fun and I love doing comedy. If Simon's behind it... The most fun I have on set is laughing so anytime we can do that I'm way, way into it.'" (SFX, issue 276, p. 55)

It has been indicated the film will be released in 2019. [4]

Leonard McCoy actor Karl Urban has stated that he would like to see McCoy's family in the next film. [5] He later stated that he was confident that the next film would begin filming by 2019. [6]

In December 2017, it was reported Quentin Tarantino had pitched an idea for a Star Trek movie to Abrams. [7] Tarantino has said he sees the reboot "as an opportunity to expand on those old stories, rather than change them," though he added it would be challenging giving all of the cast something to do in a movie. [8] It was later announced that the film would be written by Mark L. Smith, based on Tarantino's idea. [9]

In April 2018, Zachary Quinto commented that he believed that there were at least three scripts in development for the film, with Tarantino's being just one of them. [10] In the same month, he reiterated that Paramount wanted to make at least one more Star Trek movie, implying that the aforementioned scripts could all be turned into films, but Paramount had to decide on the order. [11] During the same month, Abrams met with Tarantino to discuss the film. [12] At CinemaCon 2018, Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos revealed the studio was working on two new Star Trek movies. [13] The following day, it was reported that S.J. Clarkson was in negotiations to direct this film, which was not Tarantino and Smith's project. Clarkson, a veteran of TV who made her feature film debut with 2010's Toast, would be the first woman to direct a Star Trek picture. [14] Eventually, it was actually confirmed that Clarkson would be the director of the new film. [15]

There have been rumors of Danai Gurira being considered for one of two female roles in the movie, either as a hero or a villain. [16]

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