J.J. Abrams Reportedly Returning to Direct Star Trek 4

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The development of Star Trek 4 has been stalling for months due to the exit of director Matt Shakman to helm the MCU's Fantastic Four movie instead. There have been questions about whether the film is still happening at all. But of course, they need to find a new director first before they move forward again to finally make it happen.

Now, it sounds like they may have finally found a new director for Star Trek 4 and it's someone who has already been part of the franchise. According to a scoop from notable online insider ViewerAnon, they've been hearing whispers that J.J. Abrams might return to direct Star Trek 4.

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"I don't have a ton of sourcing on this but it's interesting enough I want to put it out there: I've been hearing whispers JJ Abrams might be back in the director's chair for STAR TREK 4," they wrote on Twitter.

We do have to take note that the scoop has not been confirmed yet by any of the major trades nor anyone in Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions so we have to take it with a grain of salt for now.

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Considering that Abrams directed the first two films and is currently involved as the producer of the fourth film, there is a strong likelihood that the news ends up being true. In addition, Abrams has not directed any movie since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019 so it feels like it is time for him to go back to the director's chair again.

However, a counterpart on that is he is currently involved in many film and TV projects in a producing capacity under his Bad Robot banner which still has a deal with Warner Bros. so that might stop him from going back to the director's chair in the Star Trek universe.

Either way, this is certainly a piece of interesting news that we might get a confirmation of (if it's indeed true) in the near future as they are still scrambling to find a new director for the film that they are still keen on making as far as we know.

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