In the twenty-third century of Star Trek, money is not so much a problem. Unfortunately for Paramount and the real-world Star Trek, money very much is an issue. According to The Hollywood Reporter, talks between the two Kirks -- James T. Kirk played by Chris Pine, and the undead George Kirk played by Chris Hemsworth --and Paramount/Skydance have broken off:
The deal points came down to the usual suspect: money. Pine and Hemsworth, among Hollywood's A-list when starring in DC or Marvel movies, are said to be asking the studios to stick to existing deals. Paramount, according to insiders, contends that Trek is not like a Marvel or Star Wars movie and is trying to hold the line on a budget.
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.
The rest of the Enterprise crew were supposed to follow the two Kirks/Chris' negotiations. Though those negotiations have fallen apart, The Hollywood Reporter seems more optimistic about the crew:
Deals with other returning castmembers — including Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and John Cho — are expected to close.
It looks like yet another bump in the road for Star Trek on the movie side, just after it looked like things were starting to right itself. Well, if they need a Kirk, we think we know someone that might be willing…
At least things seem to be humming along on the smaller screen for Trek… While they sort that out, you can always catch Pine in the next Wonder Woman movie, and Hemsworth should still be in theaters with Avengers: Infinity War.