Simon Pegg desires to come back in Star Trek 4 and is looking forward to getting informed of the project news. Pegg plays as chief engineer of the USS Enterprise (Montgomery “Scotty” Scott). Previously, this role helped the late and wonderful James Doohan become very famous. Pegg first attended the Star Trek crew in 2009 and duplicated his role in Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013 and Star Trek Beyond in 2016, the movie in which he was also the co-writer together with Doug Jung.
A new Star Trek film has been completed strenuously prior to Star Trek Beyond release. In the latest movie in the franchise, there have been many contributive directors including S.J. Clarkson and Noah Hawley; formerly, a new Star Trek film that is separated from the Kelvin timeline flow was even pitched by Quentin Tarantino. In 2021, director Matt Shakman of WandaVision was confirmed to be the director of the next Star Trek film which is written by Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
In the current interview with Collider to advertise Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild, the new original film of Disney+, Pegg was questioned if he had any new information about Star Trek 4. Pegg said that he is still looking forward to getting informed of the project news. He is enthusiastic to come back to the franchise and reveals more gossip in the Kelvin universe, in spite of the fact that it would be slightly painful since Anton Yelchin who played Pavel Chekov passed away.
"I don't know much. I've met Matt briefly and seems like a great guy. I love the work he did on WandaVision. It's always waiting with these things, because the world is an uncertain place. COVID's thrown everything into a spin. There's so many factors that have to align in order for these things to happen. I'm just quietly waiting for news basically. And I texted J.J. the other day and said, 'Tell me what's happening.' He's just like, 'We're waiting for news.' I'd love to see more adventures in the Kelvin universe. Obviously, any chance I get to work with those actors is... I'll leap at it, albeit it's going to be a little sad this time, but stay tuned."
There is currently not much information about Star Trek 4, even though Paramount confirmed to release it on December 22, 2023, which means that they have begun casting and filming soon in order to release on time. Bad Robot along with J.J Abrams are the producers of the film; furthermore, it highly points that the movie will be developed within the Kelvin timeline as objected to the original series’ Prime Universe, which is consequently shown on television in the shape of different Paramount+ streaming series. Until now, there has been no evidence that they will plan to cooperate with a new crew or join again with the cast of the reboot series.
Star Trek Beyond, which could connect with the delay between Star Trek: Nemesis and J.J Abrams‘ reboot for the most prolonged gap between Star Trek films, was released seven years ago. One of the main reasons that Star Trek 4 confronted such a tricky development was inviting the cast to return together. In 2018, talks between Chris Pine and Paramount broke down because of unsuccessful salary negotiations, despite the fact that Pine and Zachary Quinto have both shown their willingness to come back to the franchise. Kelvin Star Trek’s cast has been almost different from their roles compared with the cast of the original Star Trek series before Star Trek: The Motion Picture witnessed their return; therefore, the franchise history has a pattern for actors and actresses coming back to their iconic characters after many years away.