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Star Trek XIV
Release date: 2019
14th of 13 Star Trek films  
745th of 744 released in all  
Written by
Mark L. Smith
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]

In December 2017, it was reported Quentin Tarantino had pitched an idea for a Star Trek movie to Abrams. [6] 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. [7] It was later announced that the film would be written by Mark L. Smith, based on Tarantino's idea. [8]

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