What an interesting week it’s been for WandaVision director Matt Shakman, a man currently in high demand. News dropped late this week that the filmmaker is in talks to helm the highly-anticipated Fantastic Four film for Marvel Studios. But wait, wasn’t Shakman attached to direct the upcoming for installment of the popular Star Trek series? He was, but has since dropped out due to scheduling. In a statement released late Friday night, Paramount Pictures said:
“Matt Shakman is an incredibly talented filmmaker, and we regret the timing didn’t align for him to direct our upcoming ‘Star Trek’ film. We are grateful for his many contributions, are excited about the creative vision of this next chapter and look forward to bringing it to audiences all around world.”
Star Trek 4 is slated to hit theaters on December 22nd, 2023, however developments around the film seem to be slow and now it is without a director. Fantastic Four is slated to kick off Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on November 8th, 2024.