Star Trek 4 Removed From Calendar After Losing WandaVision Director
As the search for a new director continues, Star Trek 4 has been removed from Paramount’s release calendar.
Development on a fourth installment in J.J. Abrams’ Kelvin timeline has been in the works since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, with a number of directors and writers coming and going from the project. Though it started to gain steam over the past year with WandaVision’s Matt Shakman signing on to direct, a recent setback seems to have ruined the movie’s chances once again.
Variety has brought word that Paramount has removed Star Trek 4 from its release calendar. The decision comes just a month after Matt Shakman, best known for helming all nine episodes of Marvel’s WandaVision series, departed the project in exchange for tackling the Marvel Cinematic Universe-set Fantastic Four reboot instead. Sources report Paramount’s struggle to find a new director and the ticking timeline on the cast’s contracts were major factors on the decision to remove Star Trek 4, which was slated for a December 22, 2023 release, from the calendar.