We have some new insight into Chris Pine’s journey to the Enterprise, and his possible future with Starfleet. In an interview with J. Claude Deering (recorded in April and released this week) for his brand-new podcast, Things Are Going Great For Me, Pine talked about his time as James T. Kirk, detailing how he had been fed up with doing films and was ready to move back to New York when he got the audition. The sides he read included a version of the bar scene where Kirk flirts with Uhura, and subsequently, a scene on the bridge of the Enterprise. While this was, to quote everyone’s favorite Vulcan, fascinating, when talk turned to his future with Trek, Pine confessed that he doesn’t know what’s happening, but hopes that, once everything is figured out, they’ll be able to “get to work.”
Any time anyone talks about the Kelvin timeline that originated in the 2009 Star Trek, I’m always excited. Unfortunately, the prospects of a fourth film have been perennially dim, with the loss of some of the cast when Paramount decided to renegotiate contracts, citing budgetary concerns. The only silver lining to this has been that two of the long-delayed Kelvin novels are finally being released. While this may be foolishly optimistic at this point, perhaps things have changed in the interim between this interview’s recording and release thanks to new Paramount head Emma Watts’s mandate to get Star Trek back on track. Hopefully, Chris Pine will have an answer one way or another in the weeks to come, and we’ll get to see the Kelvin crew at least one last time.
Are you upset that the fourth film still seems to be in stasis, or do you prefer the original timeline? Do you think Emma Watts can get the film franchise back on track and keep Chris Pine and co. involved? Let us know in the comments and stay safe and healthy as Geeks + Gamers brings you more movie news!