Paramount has Star Trek 4 in development, which was supposed to be some sort of time travel adventure involving Chris Pine back as Captain Kirk with Chris Hemsworth returning as his father from the first 2009 movie, but now the actors have exited talks, at least for the time being.
According to THR, the two actors were in the middle of negotiations to star in the upcoming flick but the deal has fallen apart. Pine was going to portray Captain James T. Kirk for the fourth time but backed out at the last minute due to persisting disagreement.
It's understandable that Pine and Hemsworth, both of whom are attached to huge DC and Marvel films, are fighting for an appropriate pay. But it doesn't sound like deals with other stars - including Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, and John Cho - have closed yet either, so there are a lot of questions and very few answers at this point. That's a tough position to take, considering both Pine and Hemsworth have continued to build their considerable stardom since 2016, with Pine releasing Wonder Woman and Hemsworth doing Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. They could take the film franchise in an entirely new direction.
Star Trek Beyond grossed 343 million dollars at the budget of 185 million dollars. An insider for the studio claims that they "lost money on the movie".
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. The 2009 movie made only $385 million worldwide, but it made $257 million from domestic receipts. Then in 2016, Star Trek Beyond failed to really capitalize on the film being released to coincide with the franchise's 50th anniversary.
Are you looking forward to Star Trek 4? What this means for the future of the film remains to be seen, although sources insist the film remains a priority for the studios, and it is not being put on hold.