‘Star Trek 4’ Sticks In Limbo As Talks With Chris Pine And Chris Hemsworth Come Apart
Well, if you have been waiting for the forthcoming fourth movie in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, here comes a shocking piece of news for all you fans out there. If a report published on a premier Hollywood entertainment portal is anything to go by, Star Trek 4 is not going to happen anytime soon as talks between the lead actors and the banner financing the mega-budgeted project have fallen through.
The makers were in negotiations with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth to reprise their popular roles as James and George Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek 4. After finalizing the duo, the team was set to begin talks with other members of the cast, including John Cho, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto. However, with reports of leading men Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth walking out, the future of the much-awaited project looks stuck in limbo.
Can anyone guess what could be the reason behind the fall out between actors Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth and production houses Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media? Obviously, money! Reportedly, both the parties were unable to come to an agreement on remuneration, which reportedly led to the exclusion of Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth from the project.
Pine and Hemsworth wanted the studios to keep in place their existing deals, which they have been following for years now. But Paramount Pictures wanted both the saleable actors to take pay cuts following the dismal performance of Star Trek Beyond (2016), the third installment in the reboot series, following Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Pine and Hemsworth accused the makers of reneging on them and decided to put down their papers instead of taking a pay cut. It is still unclear what will be the next step of the makers for Trek 4. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!