Star Trek sequel loses director to Marvel, Paramount Issues Statement

After accepting the job to lead the future Fantastic four film, director Matt Shakman has left his position as director for the next one Star Trek movie.

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According to The Hollywood ReporterShakman – who was originally slated to direct the upcoming fourth Star Trek film in its rebooted series – has dropped out of the film due to the scheduling issues that will arise now that he’s attached Fantastic four. The move was confirmed by Paramount Pictures, which said in a statement that while they regret the decision, they are grateful for his time spent on the property.

“Matt Shakman is an incredibly talented filmmaker and we regret that the timing was not right for him to direct our upcoming Star Trek movie,” said Paramount Pictures. “We are grateful for his many contributions, are excited about the creative vision for this next chapter, and look forward to bringing it to audiences around the world.”

Shakman is best known for his directing work in the television world, having directed the popular Disney+ series WandaVisionas well as various episodes of shows such as Game of Thrones, Succession, Mad Men, Six feet underground, The boys, House MD, Fargoand It’s always sunny in Philadelphia.

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Some time has passed in between Star Trek movie, with the last movie, Star Trek Beyondreleased in 2016. Since then, Paramount has done market research on potential audience interest for another Star Trek film and stated that fans still cared enough about the cast to make another film with them.

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