While no further details about these projects were revealed, there have been rumors of two separate Star Trek projects over the past couple of years.
Exciting news: Star Trek 4 has found a director.
After the less-than-stellar box-office performance of Star Trek Beyond, which failed to keep pace with the J.J. Abrams-rebooted 2009 Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, the announcement of multiple sequels to Abram's so-called Kelvin timeline is a bold step forward for Paramount. Payne and Patrick McKay - which would involve Chris Hemsworth returning as George Kirk.
Star Trek is boldly going where no woman has gone before. Sources now say the film is being written and would not debut until after Star Trek 4. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions, while David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Media will executive produce.
If you are not familiar with Clarkson, you will surely know some of her works. He also named Star Trek in this list, and said that two new films were in development for the franchise.
With each entry in the rebooted Star Trek movie series-Star Trek Beyond most recently-earning less money than the previous, Paramount stepped back from rushing a Star Trek 4 into development. Marvel Studios has been looking for a director to break its glass ceiling with Black Widow and has been meeting with filmmakers such as Deniz Gamze Erguven (the Turkish movie Mustang), Chloe Zhao (The Rider) and Amma Asante (A United Kingdom), among several others.