Karl Urban seems pretty unperturbed by the idea that there may not be a fourth Star Trek reboot movie.
Urban’s time playing Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy has had its ups and downs. His performance in 2009’s Star Trek moved Leonard Nimoy to tears, but Urban nearly didn’t return for Star Trek Beyond after his experience on Star Trek Into Darkness. While Urban has said that he’s willing to return for a fourth Star Trek movie, he admits that the announced sequel’s future is uncertain.
“The ball is in Paramount’s court,” Urban said during a spotlight panel at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention (via Trek Movie). “There is a new head of Paramount Studios [Jim Gianopulos] – a great guy – and they are just in the process of looking at their slate at what is coming up. So fingers crossed we get to make another one.”
However, if the fourth Star Trek reboot movie doesn’t happen, Urban is satisfied with Star Trek Beyond being the end of the trilogy.
“That being said…if [Star Trek] Beyond is the note that we end it on – as sad as that is – I am actually happy with that film,” Urban said.
The fourth Star Trek movie was announced just ahead of Star Trek Beyond’s theatrical release. However, Star Trek Beyond’s lackluster box office performance despite mostly positive reviews (the film has a 77.85 ComicBook.com Composite Score) has left the Star Trek franchise’s cinematic future in question.
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In Star Trek Beyond, a surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that's aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.