In case you didn't know, Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams are teaming up once again for another Star Trek movie! It's been announced that J.J. Abrams, who directed 2009's Star Trek and its sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness will be returning to the franchise but as the film's producer, not director this time around. Very little is known about this new movie but at least we have an official release date!
The official Star Trek website released a statement about the upcoming film:
This will be the first new Star Trek film since the last installment in the Kelvin-verse series, Star Trek Beyond, director Justin Lin's 2016 installment. As of now, there is no official information concerning the director of this latest movie, nor do we know whether or not we'll be exploring more of the Kelvin-verse, perhaps pick up from where Star Trek: Nemesis left off with The Next Generation films, or if the film will follow a new plot entirely through the Prime timeline.
As the statement reads, a director has not yet been chosen, nor do we have an exact cast lineup or when production will officially begin. But we know the film is currently aiming for a June 9th, 2023 release date!
In the meantime while we wait, the fourth season for Star Trek: Discovery is set to air later this year, of which you can watch the trailer for below:
As new details concerning the new Star Trek movie arrive, we'll be sure to keep you posted!