Date: 13th August 2018
Paramount Pictures' planned Star Trek 4 has hit a major stumbling block, with reports that talks with actors Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have broken down, and both sides have walked away from the table.
Pine was due to reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk, with Hemsworth returning to his role as Kirk’s father George Kirk, a part he played in the 2009 reboot. Both actors did reportedly have deals in place, but according to THR’s sources, they are claiming that the studio is reneging on them and forcing them to take pay cuts in an effort to balance the budget.
Pine and Hemsworth are said to have been demanding similar deals to what they can expect on their DC and Marvel movies, whereas Paramount and Skydance attempting to balance the budget, particularly after the last movie Star Trek Beyond grossed just $343 million worldwide.
Source: Press Release