Despite hearing nothing new for a while about a fourth Star Trek film starring the “Kelvin” cast, actors Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto have given their thoughts to scenarios that could get them back on the bridge of the Enterprise. The Kelvin films are how fans refer to the J.J. Abrams’ produced series series, which included Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond.
Pegg, who portrayed Scotty in the Kelvin series, spoke with ComicBook.com recently, and said that he stays in touch with the rest of the cast, but has heard nothing new about plans for a Star Trek 4.
“If they say, ‘We’d like to do another movie,’ I’m sure we’ll all jump at the chance. I miss those guys, and I love making those films,” says Pegg. “But I just don’t know. Noah Hawley’s project has been mentioned, and maybe that will happen. I don’t know anything about that. So yeah, I’m as in the dark as everyone else.”
Pegg also said that he thought that since Star Trek is flourishing on CBS All Access, then perhaps it should remain on television and not in the movies.
“I think Star Trek is just a little bit more niche, so it isn’t gonna hit those kind of [Marvel] numbers. So yes, the obvious thing to do would be to not go for that massive spectacle, go for something a little bit more restrained in the vein of The Original Series,” said Pegg. “Yes, that would be a brilliant thing to do, and I’m sure it probably has been discussed… You specialize a little bit more.”
Quinto seemed to agree with Pegg, when he spoke with ComicBook.com while promoting the the second season of the show NOS4A2.
“It’s already thriving in the television format with Discovery and Picard and the spinoffs,” Quinto said. “I can’t even keep track of how many new Star Trek stories are being told since our last film in 2016. All I know is that we, all of us, had an incredible experience making those films.”
Quinto went on to share that while the hope is still there for more films with the friends he made on the three other Trek films, he’s not holding his breath.
“I stepped away from any expectation or any real certainty that it’s ever going to happen again,” said Quinto. “I think that’s the only real way to move through the world, right? If it happens, that’d be great, but I’m not going to sit around waiting for it to happen.”