Star Trek looks set for a prolonged absence from the big screen, according to new rumours that have landed.

The story to this point. Since the release of Star Trek Beyond back in 2016, Paramount Pictures has struggled to work out just what to do next with Trek on the big screen. Whilst it’s firmly rediscovered its taste for the long-running science fiction name on the small screen, with several shows either running or in development, the new film plans have stalled.

Three different projects at one point were on the go at one point. The first was a continuation of the current big screen crew, led by Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Then Quentin Tarantino had come up with a Star Trek project separate to that. And then more recently Noah Hawley, of the TV show Fargo, was developing a third project, although had recently added it was on hold.

But according to the site GiantFreakinRobot, that has form with breaking Star Trek stories, all of the planned Trek films have now been scrapped. It source reports that Paramount sees the future of Star Trek is now in its TV shows, and that the studio “aren’t willing to invest in future Star Trek movies anymore”.

That could potentially change if one of the current TV shows takes off, but they’re not at that level yet.

The rumour falls in line with reports that the Star Trek films had previously been paused, with Paramount’s movies under new management and its slate being overhauled.

Paramount hasn’t commented officially on any of these rumours and reports as of yet. We’ll keep you posted, of course, as we hear more.

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