Who will be in the director’s chair on the next Star Trek adventure? The Paramount Pictures studio is keeping a low profile, but announces who won’t.
Los Angeles – US director Matt Shakman, who has worked on productions such as ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Dr. House, Good Wife and the Marvel series WandaVision was announced last summer to direct the next Star Trek movie. But now the 47-year-old is backing down.
Shakman is an “incredibly talented filmmaker,” it said on Friday in a statement from the Paramount Pictures studio, which was available to the German Press Agency. We regret that his schedule does not allow us to direct the next “Star Trek” film. The studio initially gave no information about a possible successor.
The still untitled sci-fi film was announced last year for December 2023. The Starship Enterprise crew was last seen in cinemas in 2016 with Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin.
Shakman is now in talks for the long-planned “Fantastic Four” reboot, US trade journals reported. In 2020, Marvel CEO Kevin Feige announced a new Fantastic Four superhero film to be directed by Jon Watts, but the Spider-Man director dropped the project earlier this spring. Fantastic Four is slated to hit theaters in 2024. dpa