WandaVision director Matt Shakman is moving from Marvel Cinematic Universe to seek out new life and new civilization. Hot off of his directing Emmy nomination for Disney+’s WandaVision comes the news that Shakman has signed on to direct a mystery Star Trek movie for Paramount, which has set a release date of June 9, 2023 for the project.
The script comes from screenwriters Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson, with J.J. Abrams is producing. At this stage, it’s unknown if castmembers from Abrams’ 2009 reboot, led by Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, will be in the film.
Shakman is a veteran TV director, whose credits include Game of Thrones, The Boys, Succession, Fargo and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. This will be his first feature. Earlier on Tuesday, his series WandaVision captured 23 Emmy nominations, including a directing nom for himself.
Paramount last released a Trek film with 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin. The studio has since has developed several takes that did not move forward, including one by Quentin Tarantino and another by Fargo creator Noah Hawley. In the meantime, the Trek universe has been kept alive with multiple TV shows on CBS All Access.
Shakman is repped by UTA and Artists First. Deadline first reported the news.