In an announcement made on the official Star Trek website on Friday, April 9th, 2021, it was revealed that a new Star Trek movie is scheduled to be released on Friday, June 9th, 2023. However, the post explicitly notes that which crew (or even which timeline) will be featured in the movie has yet to be unveiled.
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) April 9, 2021
Kelvin, Prime, or…?
The first Star Trek movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, was released in 1979, and followed the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as did the next five entries in the series.
The seventh film in the series, 1994’s Star Trek: Generations, brought together the crews of the Enterprise and the Enterprise-D, and beginning with 1996’s Star Trek: First Contact, the focus of the series shifted to the crew made famous by The Next Generation.
However, 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis was the most recent film to focus on that crew.
In 2009’s Star Trek, the focus again returned to the crew of the original U.S.S. Enterprise, but now played by different actors. The alteration was explained by a temporal anomaly in the opening minutes of the movie that established that the movie took place on a distinct timeline, known as the Kelvin Timeline. 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness and 2016’s Star Trek Beyond both took place on the Kelvin Timeline, as well.
Meanwhile, the narrative that was taking place on the Prime Timeline in Star Trek: Nemesis was continued on the CBS All Access/Paramount+ streaming series, Star Trek: Picard.
It is currently unclear which timeline the 2023 Star Trek movie will take place on, or which crew might be featured when Starfleet returns to the big screen in two years.
Year of Hell
2020 may have been a year of hell, but things are looking up for Star Trek fans.
Plus, a third season of Lower Decks was confirmed, and we were given our first look at the Captain Janeway Hologram who will guide the young characters on the upcoming all-ages animated series, Star Trek: Prodigy.
Which timeline(s) and crew(s) do you hope to see when the next Star Trek movie arrives in June 2023? What happens if the Janeway Hologram meets the EMH Mk I? The Beat wants to hear from you! Let us know what you think in the comments or on social media @comicsbeat!