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New Paramount boss has big [screen] plans for Star Trek’s future

December 16th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Brian Robbins took over the role of head of Paramount Pictures in September and has been speaking about the future of, among other things, the future of Star Trek.

While the reception of Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard were devisive (to say the least), the future of the franchise seems good… especially on the big screen.

Speaking about new animated series Prodigy, Robbins seems to be looking at making the show bigger and perhaps making animation a big part of Trek’s future.

“We’re going to be patient because we think the show is fantastic and creatively just exceeds all expectations. I have no doubt that we’ll be doing more. Alex [Kurtzman, Showrunner] and I have talked about what the theatrical film version of this show is and the likes of that. We’re really excited. [Nickelodeon animation head] Ramsey [Naito] and our Nick team could not be more thrilled to explore more.”

However, he seems to be looking to go back to the big screen with live-action Trek, saying that it’s such adventures that are essential to the franchise’s future: “Where we go with the franchise next theatrically is crucial to the health of the overall franchise. There’s no doubt that big theatrical movies are the beacon that ignite franchises. We’re in it and I don’t really have anything to say because I’m waiting for the development to be delivered. I can’t wait to get going on it, but we’re not there yet but we need to get there soon.”

The last time Star Trek graced our big screen was five years ago and June 2023 is currently penciled in for the next adventure.

“We’re working on several fronts,” he goes on, “and obviously Alex is the key for the franchise [on Paramount+]. J.J. has been the keeper of the franchise on the film side. We hope that as a company that we do what’s right for the franchise altogether.”

So, it looks like we could be looking at big developments for Star Trek on both big and small screens in the future and so long as Paramount can recapture the heart of Trek, we’re here for all of it.

Source: TrekMovie

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….