4th Star Trek Movie Gets a Director and Oooooo, It’s a Lady!

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brian-mcgee - April 27, 2018

As long as they've been making them, the one thing Star Trek movies haven't had yet is a female director. Well, that ends today as the next film in the current Star Trek film timeline is on its way and it's being helmed by S.J. Clarkson, the woman behind the pilots for both Jessica Jones and The Defenders.

According to Variety, Paramount made the announcement at CinemaCon in Vegas, confirming that their initial idea to have the film involve Chris Pine's Kirk encountering his dead father, played in current continuity by Chris Hemsworth. This will mark director Clarkson's leap to the big screen, though she's got over two dozen television directing credits. I trust she'll do just fine, and honestly she can't do worse than Into Darkness at this point, so she's got nothing to worry about from this fan's perspective.

Now, what happened to that Tarantino Star Trek movie, you might be wondering? Don't sweat it, it's still happening and will likely be branded and marketed as a stand alone Star Trek adventure outside the current continuity. It'll be interesting to me to see how they sell that to the general public, especially considering that even Star Wars' "standalone" movies have existed within established continuity.

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