The various Star Trek timelines were drawn closer this week when Discovery crossed over with J.J. Abrams’ Kelvin movies for the very first time, although it remains to be seen if it was a one-off bit of fan service or executive producer Alex Kurtzman has bigger plans in store somewhere down the road.
Of course, the creative driving force behind the small screen arm of the franchise has plenty of history with the Kelvin crew having produced and co-written Abrams’ first two installments, and with the future of Trek on TV mapped out until 2027, he could be sowing the seeds for some epic events that might not unfold for several years yet.
On the theatrical side of things, meanwhile, Star Trek is in stasis. Noah Hawley was gearing up for another reboot that would have wiped the slate clean once again and taken the concept back to basics by ignoring the action-packed spectacle of the Kelvin trilogy, but the project was recently placed on hold by Paramount. If that wasn’t enough, Hawley then admitted that Star Trek wasn’t in his immediate future, and yesterday it was announced that he’s developing an Alien series for FX alongside Ridley Scott.
This could mean that the canonical Star Trek 4 has now returned to the front of the queue for getting into production first, with Quentin Tarantino’s R-rated effort still more of a pipe dream than anything else. In any case, insider Daniel Richtman is claiming this week that Chris Evans is in talks to join Star Trek, but the tipster doesn’t expand on the role in question or even which one of the many projects in development he’s interested in. Still, we’ve already seen Hemsworth and Pine in the Kelvin timeline, so why not go for another one of the quartet of Chrises?
First off, I must say that we have a brand new layout up now. Thanks to Claudia for the PSD of the header, I went ahead and used the most recent shoots of Chris that I could fine. I actually think this header goes well with the theme that we have now.
Secondly, I’ve been pretty much MIA when updating my sites. I now have been converted to full time at the Gym I work at and during my spare time I’ve been working hard on getting my Lindsay gallery back up including on working on downsizing and optimizing all my sites. Chris has been very busy lately promoting his new project A Starting Point. I’ve managed to update the gallery with tons of screen captures since everything movie wise has been quiet.
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Ryan Gosling is preparing to battle Chris Evans in a new Netflix thriller from the writers and directors of “Avengers: Endgame.” Entitled “The Gray Man,” the film is based on a series of best sellers from Mark Greaney.
It’s a veritable cinematic hunk-off that seems guaranteed to set movie fans’ hearts aflutter. It’s also likely to cost a pretty penny. “The Gray Man” reportedly carries a hefty budget of $200 million and change — that’s a lot of cheddar, but the streaming service has become a destination for filmmakers partly due to its willingness to cut big checks.
Joe and Anthony Russo, the brothers who helmed several critically and commercially successful Marvel Studios films with Evans — including 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” — will direct. The film is being produced by their new content company AGBO. Joe Russo wrote the script, with “Endgame” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely taking a final pass.
“The Gray Man” follows ex-CIA operative turned killer for hire duel Court Gentry (Gosling) as he is pursued by an old colleague, now nemesis, Lloyd Hansen (Evans). The Russos believe that this Bourne-like story has the potential to be inspire several follow-ups with Gosling’s character at the center.
“The idea is to create a franchise and build out a whole universe,” Joe Russo told Deadline. “We have all committed to the first movie and that’s got to be great to get us to the second movie. These are master assassins and Gosling’s character gets burned by the CIA and Evans’ character has to hunt him down.”
Deadline first reported the news.