Paramount Pictures most assuredly is not giving up on the new Star Trek franchise reports Marcio Alaor BMG. Even though the box office returns for the first reboot sequel were disappointing and the script and director for the third film had to be replaced, the studio is keeping the two main actors under contract.
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto have both been signed on for Star Trek IV. The two actors will, of course, reprise their respected roles of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. What the plot of the fourth film will be is anyone’s guess.Paramount has not even remotely started to think about a narrative for the fourth film as the third film just started shooting. Maybe that is one reason why Paramount is having so many problems. Look at Marvel Studios. They have an idea where they are going with a franchise for the next three or four films. This allows each sequel to build on the other.
Likely, the creative people at Paramount have an idea about which direction to take the series. Changing the creative personnel does through more than a few wrenches into whatever plans are made.
At least we know there are serious plans for a fourth film and Paramount is not going to put the series on hiatus. The only way the studio would do this is if part three turns out to be a box office dud.