New ‘Star Trek’ Movie Enlists ‘WandaVision’ Director Matt Shakman

The Chris Pine-led Star Trek series of films seemed to be doing relatively well both commercially and critically. The films haven’t been hailed as the greatest pieces of Star Trek media out there, but it was clear that the fans were enjoying them for the most part.

Why did they stop with Star Trek Beyond? We will probably never know the answer to that, but there is some good news for Star Trek fans today. According to Deadline, WandaVision director Matt Shakman has been tapped to direct a brand new mystery Star Trek film for Paramount, which currently has a release date of June 9, 2023.

Shakman has not only directed WandaVision, but also episodes of Game of Thrones, The Boys, Succession, Fargo, and the comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Earlier today, he received an Emmy nomination for his work on WandaVision.

The script will be written by Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet with legendary filmmaker J.J. Abrams set to produce. It is also currently unknown whether or not Pine or the other cast members from the previous installments will return for this new film, or if a brand new cast will star.

For more updates on the new Star Trek film, stay tuned to Awards Radar.


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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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