Chris Pine Surprised by Star Trek 4 Scriptwriter News as William Shatner Ponders Return

  • 13-05-2024 |
  • Caleb Harrington

Chris Pine is equally perplexed by the latest announcement regarding the scriptwriter for Star Trek 4, expressing, "I was under the impression a script already existed?"

Amidst the haze of uncertainty, Chris Pine voices his amazement regarding the recent Star Trek 4 revelation. In a surprising twist, it was disclosed that Steve Yockey is set to undertake the screenplay for the highly anticipated sequel - a project that made its initial announcement a whole nine years ago.

In a conversation with Business Insider concerning whether he had been briefed about the development, the actor famed for portraying Captain Kirk admitted to being out of the circle. "To be honest, I'm clueless," he mentioned regarding the Star Trek 4 speculations. "I caught wind of a new scriptwriter joining the fray. My assumption was that a script was already in place, but it appears I might have been mistaken, or perhaps there's been a change in direction. With Trek, it's a game of wait-and-see."

This sentiment of being in the dark isn't new for Pine. He has consistently expressed his detachment from insider information with each unveiling of news regarding the next installment. "Within the Star Trek universe, actors often find out last," he shared in early 2023. "I'm aware of costume designers who've had scripts in their hands well before any actor."

Nevertheless, the recent announcement does hint at progressing efforts for the much-anticipated follow-up movie. The outcome remains to be seen.

In related news, William Shatner has expressed his openness to reprising his role as a rejuvenated Captain Kirk under certain conditions. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Shatner remarked, "The concept holds appeal," He added, "Though it seems highly unlikely. Yet, should the role be compelling, exceptionally written, and if Captain Kirk's presence serves a substantive purpose beyond a mere fleeting appearance, it's something I might entertain."