The next film in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Kelvin’ Star Trek timeline can now add yet even more names to its revolving roster of writers and directs who have been attached to the project at one time or another.

Source: Star Trek: Beyond (2016), Paramount Pictures

According to Deadline, WandaVision director Matt Shakman, who comes from a theater background and currently serves as the artistic director of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, has been announced as the latest director to helm the upcoming sequel.

Additionally, it was also announced that Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider, Captain Marvel) would write the sequel’s script.

Interestingly, both women are also attached as writers to the future film adaptation of the popular 80’s action cartoon, M.A.S.K.

Source: Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), Paramount Pictures

Shakman’s hiring marks the fourth time that this particular Star Trek film project has changed its head personnel.

In previous years, Quentin Tarantino, Mark L. Smith, and most recently Noah Hawley, were all once slated to bring this project to screen.

Source: Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), Paramount Pictures

Though Deadline claims that production on the yet untitled film is scheduled to begin next Spring, the Stark Trek fandom is undoubtedly already rolling their eyes, as they’ve heard such a promise regarding this movie numerous times before.


While the entire series of Kelvin timeline Star Trek movies has thus far been okay, they haven’t resonated with the hardcore Trek audience the way that the The Original Series or The Next Generation-era movies did.

Source: Star Trek: Beyond (2016), Paramount Pictures

It’ll be interesting to see if the cast, including Chris Pine, Zacahary Quinto, and Karl Urban, can hit the mark in another movie.

However, I wouldn’t hold my breath, as it’s possible that audiences could be looking at a potential woke bomb, as when speaking of Beer and Robertson-Dworet’s attachment, Deadline touted that this project is “the first Star Trek film to be written by female screenwriters.”

Source: Star Trek: Beyond (2016), Paramount Pictures

What do you make of this, Star Trek fans? Are you excited to see the next Kelvin timeline Star Trek film, or do you think it will be yet another Hollywood disaster? Share your thoughts with us on social media or in the comments down below!

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