Because the sequel continues to languish in improvement hell, Sofia Boutella has addressed Star Trek 4’s potential Jaylah return. Boutella made her franchise debut in Star Trek Past because the alien scavenger Jaylah, stranded on the uncharted planet of Altamid and residing in hiding from the villainous alien creature Krall, portrayed by Idris Elba. Although thought-about to have underperformed on the field workplace upon its launch, Star Trek Past’s vital and modest monetary success had many anticipating a follow-up shortly thereafter, although amid artistic variations, scheduling conflicts and contractual negotiations, Star Trek 4 continues to sit down unproduced on Paramount’s docket.
Whereas showing on the current Metal Metropolis Con (by way of Fandom Spotlite), Sofia Boutella was requested by one fan her ideas on a possible Star Trek 4 Jaylah look. The Star Trek Past actor was enthusiastic in regards to the prospect of returning, even providing her concept of the place she’d wish to see her character go subsequent within the sci-fi motion franchise.
Will The Kelvin Timeline’s Star Trek 4 Ever Get Made?
With practically seven years now gone since Star Trek Past’s launch, many audiences proceed to wonder if the Kelvin Timeline-set Star Trek 4 will ever get made at Paramount. The movie has seen quite a lot of begins and stops on the studio all through the years, with future The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy creators J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay hooked up at one level to pen the script, future Madame Internet filmmaker S.J. Clarkson tapped to helm and each Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth meant to return. The studio additionally started growing a number of Star Trek tasks with loose-to-no ties to J.J. Abrams’ Kelvin Timeline, together with one from Fargo creator Noah Hawley and a possible R-rated script from Quentin Tarantino.
A correct Star Trek 4 appeared to lastly be gaining steam in mid-201 as Tomb Raider co-writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Lindsey Beer penning a script that WandaVision’s Matt Shakman was hooked up to direct. After bringing on Avatar: The Approach of Water’s Josh Friedman and fellow WandaVision alum Cameron Squires to re-write the script, Shakman would in the end depart the challenge this previous August as he was introduced again into the Marvel Cinematic Universe fold to helm the Implausible 4 film reboot, which is slated for a February 2025 launch date. Paramount subsequently pulled Star Trek 4 from its December 2023 launch date because the studio took to searching for a brand new director for the challenge, a search which has not supplied any promising updates within the months since.
Whereas the three Kelvin movies all proved to be vital and considerably business hits, the query has turn out to be whether or not Star Trek 4 stays a precedence at Paramount, or if the studio will in the end transfer away from the challenge. Contemplating the continuing success they’re having with the varied Star Trek exhibits on Paramount+, the studio could in the end find yourself deciding that the franchise sticking to its TV roots is the most effective path ahead relatively than trying one other large display screen journey. Nevertheless, with the Star Wars franchise equally in a state of limbo concerning its theatrical future as a number of tasks stay in improvement hell, Paramount could hope to capitalize on the dearth of a serious space-faring property in theaters whereas they nonetheless can.