Looks like Chris Pine’s schedule is wide-open for Wonder Woman sequels… [LINK]
SJ Clarkson (Marvel’s The Defenders, Jessica Jones) has been tapped to direct and executive produce HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot from feature writer Jane Goldman and author/GOT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin. Earlier this year, Clarkson was the first female director to be tapped to direct a Star Trek movie when she was hired to helm the fourth feature in the current series. That project has since been shelved.
So it may be that, with Trek thriving on TV, Star Trek Beyond is where the alternate universe movie strand begins and ends. Paramount’s movie biz isn’t exactly thriving at the moment, so they can probably only afford to throw money at the surest of shots to hit the bull’s-eye.
I’m not shocked by this at all. They keep leaning on the “Kirk meets his dad” idea, which isn’t necessary. We don’t need to know that every writer in Hollywood has a father fixation because his dad never hugged him. Just write a good, thoughtful movie script. Less explosions, drastically less exaggerated characterizations, deeper plot.