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Producer Adi Shankar says the Star Trek movies don’t need Kirk…

August 30th, 2018 by Marc Comments

So while everyone else was thinking that the Star Trek movie franchise may be in trouble without Chris Pine’s Kirk, it seems that producer Adi Shankar isn’t too bothered.

With the news last week that both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth had left Star Trek 4, it seemed that maybe a new take on the franchise was needed.

But, nope…

Producer Adi Shankar seems to be of the opinion that Chris Pine isn’t necessary for a fourth Star Trek, saying: “Losing Pine and Kirk is not a big deal and kind of cool. Actors don’t matter, stories do. This is the universe presenting an opportunity to do something different and boldly go where no suits have gone before.”

Ok, so we get the whole angle that actors can be replaced and franchises will keep going but we’re fuzzy on the whole idea that we don’t need Kirk on the USS Enterprise…

But the Star Trek franchise – well, the JJ Abrams Kelvin Timeline at least – continuing without Kirk could create an interesting set of story possibilities.



Source: Screenrant

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….