Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth Walk Away From 'Star Trek 4' Talks

Paramount

Paramount

For now, though, the future of Kirk in Star Trek 4 remains unclear. That's right, both of the A-listers have dropped out of the movie, with the outlet stating that negotiations have broken down, resulting in Hemsworth and Pine walking away from Star Trek 4.

THR's report also indicates that Paramount is balking on their current deals with the actors, saying that Star Trek Beyond underperformed.

Be that as it may, the project's now suffered a major blow, as The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth will no longer be going boldly where no man's gone before.

The next Star Trek film could be much different than we initially anticipated. Why? And apparently, it all comes down to money (obviously).

Manchester United fans pleased with Paul Pogba's performance vs Leicester City
They were trying to get it done before the World Cup but before a ball was kicked they had it done. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches".

As far as Pine and Hemsworth's teams are concerned, however, they should not have to renegotiate less money just because the franchise is not performing as well as originally expected. Both Pine and Hemsworth have been part of DC and Marvel blockbuster films (Pine as Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman franchise and Hemsworth as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and are said to be asking Paramount to stick to the existing agreements. "The actors, according to sources, insist they have deals in place and that the studios are reneging on them, forcing them to take pay cuts as they try to budget a movie that is following a mediocre performer".

As such, they're now trying to slash the budget of the next installment and that includes lowering the salaries for the cast. Or Pine and Hemsworth could re-enter talks with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media.

J.J. Abrams' original 2009 Star Trek film brought in $386 million, while 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness clocked in at $467 million, and 2016's Star Trek Beyond made $343 million, a substantial decline that may have the studio a little gun-shy on expenditures.

Recommended News

  • Cricketer Ben Stokes accused of lying to the jury over 'homophobic abuse'

    Cricketer Ben Stokes accused of lying to the jury over 'homophobic abuse'

    Stokes said the cricketers offered Cunningham around PS60 or PS70 ($104 or $120) to get them into the club, which was turned down. Looking at security camera footage from outside the nightclub, Stokes said it was not possible to tell if he was angry.
    Chelsea Misfit Michy Batshuayi Completes Season-Long Loan Move to Valencia

    Chelsea Misfit Michy Batshuayi Completes Season-Long Loan Move to Valencia

    The 24 year-old wasted no time asserting himself at the Bundesliga side, bagging a brace in a debut 3-2 win over FC Köln. But the former Marseille forward will depart Chelsea this week for his second successive loan spell away from the club.
    Key Man Fit But Emery Without 3 Players For Man City Clash

    Key Man Fit But Emery Without 3 Players For Man City Clash

    For now, Southampton are a real option, primarily if he seeks regular first-team football , or Bournemouth, but Everton, another prospective suitor, might not want him now.
  • Kerala Rains: 22 Killed in Landslide Due to Flood, Train Services Disrupted

    Kerala Rains: 22 Killed in Landslide Due to Flood, Train Services Disrupted

    The US on Thursday issued an advisory , asking its citizens not to visit Kerala because of the flash floods in the state. The shutters of the Kuttiyadi dam in Kozhikode district has been opened considering the increase in water level.
    Pogba assures Man Utd he wants to stay

    Pogba assures Man Utd he wants to stay

    After a £52m deal was struck with Shakhtar Donetsk before the World Cup, the Brazilian midfielder agreed to join Man United. Pogba overruled Alexis Sanchez when United were awarded an early penalty despite the protestations of his teammate.

    Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower

    The Perseid meteor shower is happening over the weekend, and at its peak viewers should be able to see 60-70 meteors per hour. If you know your constellations, look for Perseus in the northern sky, soon after sunset this time of year.
  • What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

    What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

    Perseid meteors pose no threat to Earth, as many of them burn up in the atmosphere more than 50 miles above the surface. He said the meteor activity has been ongoing for more than two weeks and will continue for about another week.
    Kroenke on the brink of full Arsenal takeover

    Kroenke on the brink of full Arsenal takeover

    The owner of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) had a 67 percent ownership of Arsenal's shares. Within two hours of the announcement '#KroenkeOut' was trending on Twitter in Britain.
    Ellie Goulding Is Engaged! See Her Super Traditional Announcement

    Ellie Goulding Is Engaged! See Her Super Traditional Announcement

    He also represented Team GB as a rower at the 2010 Youth Olympics. "He is most definitely an art dealer now", she said. Goulding's real name, Elena, was used in the newspaper.
  • Turkish lira hits record low amid financial panic, rising U.S.  tensions

    Turkish lira hits record low amid financial panic, rising U.S. tensions

    High level meetings in Washington between US and Turkish officials ended this week without an apparent resolution. It all started with Turkey's own mistakes - or, more accurately, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's .
    Everton Agree Deal to Sign Mina From Barcelona

    Everton Agree Deal to Sign Mina From Barcelona

    With Manchester United backing off his chase, Mina looked set to join Everton , who have done exactly that. I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful.
    Drake & Migos Tour Start Date Pushed Back Again

    Drake & Migos Tour Start Date Pushed Back Again

    It's unsure if this played any sort of factor in the push back but hopefully, there won't be any more problems on their tour. The venue said all tickets would still be honored for whatever the new date ends up being; it was not immediately announced.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.