A number of high-profile media outlets are beginning to report that the next Star Trek movie will be directed by a woman, with the brilliant SJ Clarkson apparently set to sit in the director’s chair. Clarkson would become the first female to direct a Star Trek film, following her work on the likes of The Defenders, Jessica Jones, and Orange is the New Black.
Paramount announced last week in Las Vegas during CinemaCon that two new Star Trek flicks were in the works, with Chris Hemsworth confirmed to make his return to the series.
It’s great to see that a woman has been considered to take on the role of filmmaker in such a high-profile sci-fi project. We’ve seen Daisy Ridley follow in the footsteps of Carrie Fisher in the Star Wars episodic series, but that was in front of the camera rather than behind it.
Throughout Star Trek’s history, we’ve seen a lot of progressive movement – even more so with the brilliant new TV series Discovery. That show – also led by a female main character – has seen some fantastic reviews since its debut, and was likely one of the reasons Paramount have decided to plough on with their film series.
Whether or not Clarkson’s negotiations with the studio will see her taking on the role of director remains to be seen, but we imagine that she’s close to signing on the dotted line with all of the chatter surrounding the potential position!
We’ll bring you more Star Trek news, both from the big and small screen, as and when we get it.
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