Simon Pegg still uncertain about the future of the Star Trek movie franchise
Star Trek star and co-writer Simon Pegg is uncertain about the future of the movies involving himself and the rest of the cast from the three most recent Star Trek instalments – Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond.
In a recent interview with Collider, Pegg revealed the future of his Star Trek films are unconfirmed as of right now and with the addition of tragically losing co-star Anton Yelchin, the enthusiasm to return is extremely low.
“One thing I did mention when I spoke about it recently is that for us, losing Anton Yelchin the way we did was a real blow,” Pegg says. “And I think it slightly took the wind out of our sails in terms of our enthusiasm to do another one, just because we’re now missing one of our family. He would be conspicuous by his absence.
“We’re all still in contact, we were emailing with each other the other day, just checking in, ‘how are we,’ and stuff,” he continues. “But it’s not like any of us have been banging on the door at Paramount saying, ‘Hey, when are we doing this?’ If they say, ‘We’d like to do another movie,’ I’m sure we’ll all jump at the chance. I miss those guys, and I love making those films. But I just don’t know. Noah Hawley’s project has been mentioned, and maybe that will happen. I don’t know anything about that. So yeah, I’m as in the dark as everyone else, I’m in the same boat as you guys.”
Pegg continued to suggest that despite the mentioned of Noah Hawley’s Star Trek movie, the future of the franchise could lie within television where it first started.
“Maybe TV is a better place for [Star Trek] now. Television has evolved so much. It’s become something which is very much a contemporary, a peer of cinema. It’s simply viewed in a different way. It isn’t a reduced scope anymore. You can still do masses of interesting things, and it can still look modern and not inexpensive. Maybe television is a better format for Star Trek. That’s where it started, you know.”
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