Star Trek 4 has found its director and it's not who anyone was expecting. The next Star Trek movie will be helmed by S. J. Clarkson, and she will be the first woman to direct a film in the Star Trek franchise.
Clarkson is best known for her work on TV shows such as Dexter, Bates Motel, Orange is the New Black, and Jessica Jones. She also directed a handful of episodes for Marvel’s The Defenders.
The details on the film are vague, but we do know that Chris Hemsworth will return to the franchise and reprise his role as James T. Kirk's (Chris Pine) father. Zachary Quinto is also set to return and I'm sure that several other members of the cast will be back as well.
What about that Quentin Tarantino Star Trek film, you ask? Don't worry, it's still in development with J.J. Abrams. That's a completely different project, that will apparently be the fifth Star Trek film under Abrams' control.
The screenplay for Star Trek 4 was written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. As you know, James Kirk grew up under the shadow of his father and his legacy, and according to previous reports, there’s a good chance that James could meet his dad in Star Trek 4 thanks to time travel. It's going to be pretty awesome to see these two characters finally meet and interact with each other.
What do you think about S.J. Clarkson helming the next Star Trek movie?