Star Trek actor Simon Pegg, who plays Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott, recently stated he doesn’t know anything about a fourth Star Trek film.
In an interview with Gold Derby, Pegg is asked if he can provide any details on Star Trek 4.
Pegg responds, “No, I don’t know anything about it. I think Noah Hawley’s been hired to write something for Star Trek, which is very exciting because he’s a brilliant writer and always creates interesting stuff.”
He continues, “Whether or not we are involved in that, I don’t know. I don’t think so.”
Pegg then adds, “I don’t think Noah’s thing is going to be Star Trek 4. I’m talking out of my ass as usual, which gets me into trouble all the time.
He then details he believes Tarantino’s Star Trek film is still in the mix.
“As far as I know, Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek idea is still kind of in the mix. That’s down to QT what he wants to do next. There’s talk of some various spin offs possibly. We’ll see. I’m always happy to get back into that universe.”
Pegg then adds, “I think it will be bittersweet for us now to do another one after losing Anton because we were very much a family. And it will feel sad. We’ll miss him more than we normally do because he will be conspicuous by his absence. But we’ll see.”
Noah Hawley was reported to be working on Star Trek 4 by Deadline back in November. That report indicated the previous Star Trek film cast would reprise their roles including Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, and Zoe Saldana.
However, given Pegg’s comments that report might be in doubt. Although he does note he’s “talking out my ass.”
As for Tarantino’s Star Trek film, the filmmaker detailed in December that he’s looking at other projects and “steering away from Star Trek.”
In fact, Tarantino detailed that he had not even had an “official conversation with those guys yet.”
The Star Trek film franchise, much like Star Wars, both who were helmed by J.J. Abrams, appears to be in quite a mess.
The most recent Star Trek film, Star Trek: Beyond only grossed $343 million worldwide.
And then while in negotiations for a fourth film, both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth were reported to have exited contract negotiations after a dispute with their pay.
However, Hemsworth would later detail that he left the project because he “didn’t feel like we landed on a reason to revisit” the franchise.
He added, “I didn’t want to be underwhelmed by what I was going to bring to the table.”
What do you make of Simon Pegg’s recent comments? What do you think this means for the future of the Star Trek franchise moving forward?