Zachary Quintos’ interview on the Happy and Confused podcast last week has fans in an uproar about his comments on casting for Star Trek 4. He claims there has been no indication of a cast change for the film. However, Director Quentin Tarantino tends to be erratic in his filmmaking, from casting to key storyline changes. Tarantino has only spoken of the movie a few times, and the storyline is still unknown.
What is known, is actor Chris Hemsworth is going to be in the new film. This news is two years old from when he signed his contract in 2016. Chris was in the first Star Trek film in the series as George Kirk, James Kirks’ father. He was a Starship Captain killed on the day of James birth.
Questions, theories, and fanfiction speculate the use of a time machine in the new film. Captain James Kirk (Chris Pine) will likely cross paths with his father at some point. Another theory is that Captain James Kirk and the Enterprise crew will not be in the film at all. As thrilling and exciting as an homage to James Kirks would be, other characteristics give the original characters depth. These particular friendships and outcomes are why the Kelvin cast have lasted this long. The dynamic with the Kelvin timeline draws in the what-ifs from the Original series and creates a new story that extends the interests of fans.
The Star Trek legacy of television shows has swept Sci-Fi fanatics since the first episode of the original. Without a doubt, having Tarantino as the director and knowing the Star Trek universe in many different forms, excitement sweeps the Trekker verse. Fans breathlessly await the announcement of storyline-trailer, though most have stated they would settle for a cast confirmation.
Tarantino shows in his films that he is out of the norm, though he accomplishes shocking the audience with every film. Tarantino has a soft spot for the Original series, stating he wants to expand an episode into a movie, the question is which episode? Knowing that detail would make it easy to determine the storyline for Star Trek 4. Many theories are passing through the internet at present, but we will await the official cast and script announcement, hopefully coming soon.