The Hollywood Reporter has revealed negotiations for both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth to reprise their roles in Paramount’s fourth Star Trek film in the current franchise have fallen through.
According to the trade’s sources, the studios are trying to force pay cuts, reneging on deals the actors have in place, following the disappointing box office performance of Star Trek Beyond. The result has been Pine and Hemsworth dropping out of the current talks. Star Trek Beyond grossed a worldwide total of $343 million on a $190 million budget. The studios reportedly lost money on the project according to an insider.
Jessica Jones director S.J. Clarkson is set to direct Star Trek 4 from a script written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Clarkson will make history with Star Trek 4 as she will be the first female director to direct a project in the franchise’s history.
JJ Abrams and Lindsey Weber are set to produce the project through Bad Robot with Skydance CEO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg serving as executive producers. The project is separate from the Star Trek script Mark L. Smith has written for Quentin Tarantino to direct and which will reportedly come to fruition after Star Trek 4.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Trek franchise as we learn it.
The Six Mythical Figures That Make Up Shazam’s Name
Billy Batson’s life is completely changed after his first encounter with the wizard Shazam. Given an assortment of abilities, Batson transforms into the hero Captain Marvel (well, he used to transform into “Captain Marvel,” but now he also uses the name “Shazam” so DC can avoid legal problems with Marvel Comics) whenever he yells the word “Shazam!”
While many superheroes have ridiculous powers, most of the time their abilities are never truly explained. Often times a character is an alien or subject to a terrible accident that results in them obtaining powers (think Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four, etc.), but Batson is different. Instead of just channeling the power of Shazam, Batson is connected to six different mythological figures — gods and humans — in order to become the ideal hero. “Shazam” may just look like a fun word, but it’s actually an acronym that pays homage to each key figure who makes up the power of Shazam!
Get ready to scream “Shazam” and hit Next to learn which six mythical figures make up the character’s famous name!