Disney seems to have screwed up Paramount’s ill-fated efforts to get another one once again. star trek movies done, like THR reports that director Matt Shakman, who is would be in talks to assume the The Fantastic Four movie for Disney’s Marvel Studios-has just fell to lead one of these Trek movies that the studio constantly promises to make but never does.
Shakman, who earned Emmy Award nominations in 2020 and 2021 for his work on Great and Wanda Visionrespectively, have been making headlines lately, due to reports that he is being courted to resume the equally fairly endless efforts to make a The Fantastic Four film that is not embarrassing for everyone involved. Before that, however, he had signed on to lead the star trek movie that wasn’t the one Quentin Tarantino was going to make (dead), or the one that Noah Hawley was going Make (also dead). Details about Shakman’s film have also been released. very wobbly, however, to the point that no one can even tell if Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldaña – which, you’d be forgiven for forgetting, used to do star trek films together several years from– were going to be in the cast.
The slightly hilarious thing about this apparent poaching between studios, however, is that it’s not the first time it’s happened between these two companies: Iit’s hard not to see parallels here with an iron hand who surrounded Star Wars/Trek the JJ Abrams reboot a few years ago, after Paramount signed him to a first-look deal – and then had to watch him run off to do a Disney movie whenever the studio chose to blahw his phone. (To be clear, Shakman is not under the same type of agreement as Abrams, but the shared desire to get rid star trek working for The Mouse is always fun, at least ours.)
by Shakman The Fantastic Four plans are still in the “in talks” phase (though it’s hard not to note that erasing that timeline like this seems like a promising sign). Meanwhile, Paramount failed to secure a star trek film in theaters since Beyond in 2016, even as the franchise enjoyed something of a renaissance on the studio’s streaming service, Paramount+. The studio released a statement over the weekend to THRpraising Shakman’s talents:
Matt Shakman is an incredibly talented filmmaker, and we’re sorry the timing didn’t align for him to direct our next star trek film. We are grateful for his many contributions, excited about the creative vision for this next chapter, and look forward to bringing it to audiences around the world.