The Star Trek reboot series may take flight for another film, according to Karl Urban.
In an interview with JoBlo, the actor, who has played Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy in all three previous J.J. Abrams-produced Star Trek features, said that he’s “pretty confident” production on a fourth entry in the series will begin soon.
“It’s really a question for Paramount (laughs),” Urban said when asked whether he’ll reprise his role as McCoy again. “But, that being said, I have such a blast working on those Star Trek movies. You know, that cast, we’re like family at this point. I’m pretty confident within, hopefully the next year, that we’ll be back on the set.”
With news breaking last year that Quentin Tarantino had pitched an idea for an R-rated Star Trek feature, the future of the big-screen Enterprise crew has been somewhat in question. In regards to the Tarantino news, Urban told Yahoo Entertainment in a different interview that he has no idea what’s going on there. “I know nothing more than you guys do! My personal belief is that he’s probably the exact kind of energy the franchise needs.”
Last we heard, Abrams’ idea for Star Trek 4 would see Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) somehow crossing paths with his father George Kirk (Chris Hemsworth), who died at the beginning of Star Trek (2009). The last film, 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, was arguably the best entry in the new series and it would certainly be a shame to not see the current Enterprise crew take at last one voyage on the big screen.