'Star Trek 4' LOSES Director to Marvel;  Shakman to helm new 'Fantastic Four'

Matt Shakmanwho had been slated to direct the new film from ‘Star Trek‘ for Paramount, dropped out due to scheduling issues as he must run the new ‘Fantastic Four‘ gives marvel studios.

The film was a priority at the Melrose Avenue-based studio and was released on December 22, 2023.

“Matt Shakman is an incredibly talented filmmaker, and we’re sorry the timing didn’t line up for him to direct our next Star Trek film. We are grateful for his many contributions, are excited about his creative vision for this next chapter, and look forward to bringing it to audiences around the world,” Paramount said in a statement.

Remembering that Shakman emerged in the TV world, most recently garnering acclaim for Marvel’s Emmy-winning series, ‘WandaVision‘. Previously, he started working on ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘before command’game of Thrones‘.

The filmmaker embarked on the film ‘Star Trek‘ in the summer of 2021. The latest version of the script comes from Josh Friedman and Cameron Squiresworking from a draft of Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

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