Simon Pegg casts a little doubt on the next Star Trek film, and reflects on Star Trek Beyond.

Since the release of Star Trek Beyond in 2016, Paramount Pictures has found itself in a bit of a muddle with where to take the cinematic franchise next. For a while, Quentin Tarantino was developing a standalone Trek movie, but that seems to have lost a little momentum. Meanwhile, more recently, Noah Hawley has signed up to write and direct a new film in the series too. But four years on from the last movie, it still feels like we’re a few years away from another.

That doesn’t bode well for the incumbent big screen Enterprise crew, led by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg.

In a new natter with Games Radar, Pegg has admitted too that the series has stalled on the big screen. “The fact is, Star Trek movies don’t make Marvel money”, he argued. “They make maybe $500m at the most, and to make one now, on the scale they’ve set themselves, is $200m. You have to make three times that to make a profit”.

He argued too that Star Trek Beyond struggled to take full advantage of the franchise’s 50th anniversary, saying “the regimen at the time dropped the ball on the promo of the movie”, adding “we’ve lost momentum”.

And he also added that the tragic loss of Anton Yelchin “was a huge blow to our little family”, one that dampened enthusiasm for making another film.

That said, Pegg doesn’t rule out returning, and admits he’s not sure which way the Trek franchise is going next when it comes to movies. As we hear more, we’ll let you know.

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