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Noah Hawley Says His Star Trek Film May Not Feature The Recent Cast

January 11, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Star Trek Into Darkness

During a new interview discussing his planned Star Trek film, Noah Hawley suggested that the film may not feature the most recent cast of the series. Hawley spoke with Deadline at the TCA winter press tour about the film and said he may go his own direction in terms of the cast, as opposed to the cast from the JJ Abrams reboot series.

When asked whether the the cast — Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and the rest — would return for his film, Hawley said, “I have my own take on Star Trek, and going back to what I loved about the series Next Generation, when a lot of franchises focus on ‘might makes right’, Star Trek is about exploration and humanity at its best, and diversity and creative problem solving. There’s nothing better than that moment when William Shatner puts on his reading glasses and lowers Khan’s shields. It doesn’t cost anything. But it’s that triumphant feeling about smarting your enemy. For me it’s about to getting to those elements of the show. I don’t necessarily find action in and of itself interesting unless it’s story. So, it’s early days, I’m still talking with Paramount and I have a take and I gotta write a script.”

He added that he’s trying to make sure to keep to what fans love about the franchise, saying, “I have my own story and want to make sure as I did with Fargo and Legion that I’m respectful to the underlying material. That I’m not unintentionally changing things that people love or feel passionate about. So, it’s important to do that research as I go.”

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