As far as Pine and Hemsworth's teams are concerned, however, they should not have to renegotiate less money just because the franchise is not performing as well as originally expected.More news: NASA's flight to sun delayed by last-minute technical issues
But as Hemsworth and Pine's original deal to return was made BEFORE Star Trek Beyond's release, Paramount are seemingly re-crunching the numbers to account for a franchise that has suddenly become $100 million more worrisome than it was before. After all, the actor's role in the first film was short lived and he's never officially been confirmed for the project - despite being rumored to return since 2016 when Brad Grey was still in charge of Paramount Studios.
Chris Pine is now filming and starring in Wonder Woman 1984 for DC, and Chris Hemsworth recently appeared in the blockbuster Marvel movies, Thor: Ragnarok and The Avengers: Infinity War, and will return for The Avengers 4. This next tale will be a time travel adventure, and is not the Quentin Tarantino Trek installment that we keep hearing so much about.More news: NFL finds 'defective' football in Steelers-Eagles game
It looks like some pay issues are causing the recent movement on Star Trek 4 to stall.
Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? But Paramount claims Star Trek is not in line with the Marvel movies or something like Star Wars, and they have an actual budget they need to worry about.More news: Paul Pogba hints at bad relationship with Jose Mourinho at Man United
Whereas those series regularly cross the $500 million mark in terms of global box office, only 2013's Star Trek: Into Darkness came close, grossing $467 million. If terms were agreed upon with Pine and Hemsworth, it was expected that negotiations with Pine's fellow castmembers - Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and John Cho - would follow. A situation that leaves them with a few interesting choices: They could recast one or both of the actors and move forward with the original plan. What this means for the future of the film remains to be seen, although sources insist the film remains a priority for the studios, and it is not being put on hold.
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