We have all heard the old saying that if something sounds too good to be true, then most often it is. This seems to be the case with a rumor that has been making the rounds in both Hollywood and the Star Trek franchise fandom for the last 2 1/2 years.
The rumor, which admittedly has been pretty lively and persistent, is that of the possibility of actor and legendary director Quentin Tarantino helming an upcoming Star Trek film. However, recent events have all but confirmed that this is looking more and more like a pipe dream at most.
However, just imagine if Tarantino were to be tapped for a film in the Star Trek franchise. One could only imagine the dialogue that he would create, and how it would flow in lightening quick speed from, say, a group of Romulans. The mind absolutely boggles at the thought!
While appearing to discuss Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Tarantino confirmed that it looks to be that he will not be working within the Star Trek ‘verse, and thusly will not be, as fans had hoped, going “where no man has gone before.”
In reference to his possible involvement as a director in a Star Trek sequel, Tarantino offered:
“I think they might make that movie, but I just don’t think I’m going to direct it. It’s a good idea.”
So, even if he doesn’t direct the actual film, it seems that Tarantino is more than happy and willing to lend a hand in its development in one manner or another. What gives this fan hope that if there is indeed a sequel, it still may provide us some Tarantino inspired semblance in the scriptwriting.
It all just goes to show that, even though it was being rumored as far back as 2017 that Tarantino would be directing the next Star Trek sequel, fans need to refrain from “putting all their eggs in one basket.”
In Hollywood, the production of most of the film’s morph over the course of time, and having a director thought to be connected with a movie, and then replaced or decides to cut ties, is not that uncommon.