Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Star Trek 4: Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth Exit For Now

Star Trek 4: Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth Exit For Now

As far as Pine and Hemsworth's teams are concerned, however, they should not have to renegotiate less money just because the franchise is not performing as well as originally expected. While Hemsworth was set to return as Kirk's father, George Kirk, who died in the first film but was set to be brought back as part of a time-traveling storyline.

The film had seemingly been gearing up for production, with Jessica Jones veteran S. J. Clarkson on board as the film franchise's first female director and Black Panther's Danai Gurira expected to have a key role.

Star Trek 4, which surely won't be its actual title, was supposed to have two of Hollywood's famous Chrises.

Karl Urban, Pine's co-star who plays Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the Kelvin timeline Star Trek films, responded to Spiner, taking the overly-literal approach. Yes, Kirk's future is unknown.

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? The new Star Trek films have only grossed around $350-$450 million each, and not the $700 million-plus that Marvel and DC films have made at the box office.

Pine and Hemsworth's parties are claiming that they have existing deals in place for the sequel, and Paramount is attempting to go back on them by forcing them to accept pay cuts. 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. The actor signed for Star Trek 4 even before he shot Star Trek Beyond in 2015.

Tarantino is a long-time Trek fan - don't forget the opening screen for "Kill Bill" told of the old Klingon proverb that says revenge is a dish best served cold - and in an interview with Nerdist he said that he considers the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "Yesterday's Enterprise" one of the best "Star Trek" episodes ever written. A situation that leaves them with a few interesting choices: They could recast one or both of the actors and move forward with the original plan.

According to Paramount and Skydance, the movie is a "priority development" and will not be "put on hold".

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