Some time ago, we learned that WandaVision director Matt Shakman has been set to direct the next Star Trek movie which will be written by Sierra Burgess Is a Loser writer Lindsay Beer and Captain Marvel co-writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet. The film was initially scheduled to be released in summer 2023, but now we learned that it has been pushed back for a few more months.
Per ComicBook.com, Paramount Pictures has announced that they are moving the release date of the untitled Star Trek film from June 9, 2023 to December 22, 2023. No reason was stated for the six-month delay. It was also announced that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has been shifted a year later from June 24, 2022 to June 9, 2023.
There are no details yet about what Shakman's untitled Star Trek film is going to be about. It is unknown if it will feature the Kelvin timeline crew or a brand new set of characters. There have been numerous Star Trek film projects that were in the works such as the one by Fargo creator Noah Hawley and the one based on Quentin Tarantino's idea. Shakman's project will have no connection to the previous ones that were in development.
No official reason was stated about why the film got delayed for six months. Perhaps it is because of possible production issues, but it is expected to start filming by next year. With its new release date, it would also become the first Star Trek film since Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002 to be released during the holiday season.
Given that there are a lot of Star Trek film projects that were in the works for the past few years since the release of Star Trek Beyond, fans are wondering if this one will actually come to fruition. It is very likely that it will head into production given the latest development.
But the question now is will it be a huge success? It is hard to tell. After all, Star Trek Beyond underperformed at the box office. The franchise however is still very much active on the television side so there might still be interest from the general audience to see it on the big screen.