In a new interview with IGN released tonight, Star Trek Kelvin Timeline actress Zoe Saldana expressed her hopes that the crew of Chris Pine’s Enterprise will be back for another film, despite the less-than-stellar box office returns of 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.
I really hope there is [going to be another film]. It’d be crazy to limit the longevity of a show that has had a fifty year life – and on – to stop just because they had a bad box office turnout.
Especially when people were talking about how amazing [Beyond] was. I would love… I would always come back, to get an opportunity to be with all my friends until we’re fifty, sixty? I would be so happy.
Back in October, Pine expressed his desire to reunite with Hemsworth again – but for those of you wondering about the fate of the late Anton Yelchin’s Chekov, producer J.J. Abrams confirmed that the character will not be recast after the actor’s death last summer for any follow-up film.
First announced by Paramount Pictures back in July (ahead of the Star Trek Beyond release), the next sequel film is expected to see the return of Chris Hemsworth’s George Kirk, killed in the 2009 Trek debut – but as of yet the fourth Kelvin Timeline film has yet to be placed onto Paramount’s release schedule.