It’s been five long years since the last Star Trek movie and while the next one may be a while away, there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel (or wormhole) for Trekkers. Paramount Pictures, according to Variety, has announced a June 9, 2023 release date for an untitled Star Trek film. Last month, the studio hired Star Trek: Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez to write the script for a film based on an original idea of hers, but it is unclear if that is the same project.
Whether Paramount sticks to that date remains to be seen. There have been several attempts to make a sequel to Star Trek: Beyond in recent years, including one by Quentin Tarantino, but none have succeeded so far.
Between now and the next movie, fans have several new seasons of Star Trek shows to watch on Paramount+. Discovery and Lower Decks will return later this year, while the second season of Star Trek: Picard will be released in 2022.
Meanwhile, Paramount has shifted its schedule for other films, with a knock-on effect on future films as theaters continue to slowly reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Top Gun: Maverick has been moved from July 2 to November 19, while Mission: Impossible 7 has been postponed from the latter date to May 27 next year. The next film in the Mission: Impossible saga will now be released on July 7, 2023, instead of November 4, 2022. Meanwhile, Dungeons & Dragons, which was scheduled for May 27 next year, has been postponed to March 3, 2023.