Chris Pine in the dark about Star Trek 4
Chris Pine admits he has no idea if Star Trek 4 will ever happen despite the project having already been announced.
Since 2009, Pine has starred as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot series. After the first movie, he subsequently appeared in Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond.
Star Trek (2009) was a critical and commercial success, but the next two movies did not receive as positive a response from fans and critics.
A fourth movie was announced in 2022, with Matt Shakman stepping into the director's chair. However, he would later leave the project to direct a new Fantastic Four movie for Marvel which sent the production into no man's land.
Pine reckons there are a number of factors that have led him to feel the movie is "cursed".
"After the last one came out and didn’t do the $1 billion that everybody wanted it to do, and then Anton, passed away, I don’t know, it just seemed. It feels like it's cursed," he said in an interview with Esquire.
"In Star Trek land, the actors are usually the last people to find out anything. I know costume designers that have read scripts before the actors."
Pine frustrated with Star Trek 4 development
Pine is adamant that he and his acting colleagues from the previous three movies are all eager to return, but bemoans the lack of communication that they are provided when it comes to the development of Star Trek 4.
"I would say it’s frustrating," he added.
"It doesn’t really foster the greatest sense of partnership, but it’s how it’s always been. I love the character. I love the people. I love the franchise. But to try to change the system in which things are created – I just can’t do it. I don’t have the energy."
The actor is currently promoting his latest movie, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
Star Trek into Darkness
Scifi / Action
2013 • 132 minutes
Star Trek Beyond
Scifi / Action
2016 • 120 minutes