Quentin Tarantino Confirms His Star Trek Movie’s Set In The Kelvin Timeline
Though it seemed like it was never going to happen when it was first announced, Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trekmovie looks like it’s going somewhere as we’ve heard a lot about it lately. The filmmaker has stated repeatedly now that he’s committed to putting his own stamp on the classic sci-fi franchise and his latest word on the movie will be exciting for fans, as he’s confirmed that it’ll follow on from the continuity of recent films and take place in the Kelvin timeline.
At least, this is loosely the case. It’s not a surprise that the director doesn’t seem keen to rigidly stick to the canon established in the Chris Pine-led series that began with 2009’s reboot. When revealing this on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Tarantino stressed that he doesn’t understand all the ins-and-outs of the timeline divergence and apparently has permission from J.J. Abrams to ignore it and do his own thing.
If you’re wondering why his film will be set in the Kelvin timeline if he cares so little for the changes it makes to continuity, then Tarantino’s follow-up comments clarified that he does enjoy something about the new movies. Specifically, he’s a big fan of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto’s performances as Kirk and Spock. In fact, it seems they’re what drew him to the franchise.
We’d previously assumed that QT’s Star Trekwould follow this continuity, as Quinto has voiced his interest in returning as Spock. Seeing as the director is such a fan of his, it sounds like he might get his wish. We’ve yet to see if Paramount can re-open negotiations with Pine, though, in order to get him back as Kirk. Maybe Tarantino will be able to swing it for him? Fingers crossed.
Source: Happy Sad Confused