The Star Trek franchise had kind of found itself at a halt after Star Trek: Beyond, but the only fire keeping hope for the films is that Quentin Tarantino is saying he wants his last film to be a Trek movie. What's interesting is, William Shatner would love to appear in the film if he could.
Talking to Reuters, Shatner said:
"Quentin Tarantino said something in the paper that somebody said to me, that he loved me. [looks into camera] And Quentin, I love you. If you're going to do Star Trek 50 years later, a few pounds heavier, come on. Not a problem!"
… Well, I'd like to do it. Whether I'd be up for it, I don't know."
So far we have no idea what Tarantino has in store for his Trek movie, but I have a feeling he's going to be injecting some of his quickfire dialogue while capturing the spirit of the classic 60sTrek.
As for Shatner's return, we don't know if he could reprise Kirk, seeing as the character died in Star Trek Generations. While the new canon does have Leonard Nimoy's Spock, everything kind of made sense with time travel. The same can't be said for Kirk though.
Personally, I thought that Beyond was actually a great film, and was leaps and bounds better than Into Darkness. As for its underperformance, a lot of people chock it up to bad marketing. I mean, who thought that they could sell a Trek movie with a Beastie Boys song?
A Tarantino Trek film has not been officially announced, but you can catch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in theaters today.