Whilst it has been flourishing on TV for much of the past decade, the “Star Trek” franchise on film has struggled since the release of 2016’s “Star Trek Beyond” with nothing going into production.

Most famously, there was an idea for a reimagining of a classic series episode from Quentin Tarantino, who teamed with “The Revenant” writer Mark L. Smith to do a script. That fell apart.

Then there was “WandaVision” director Matt Shakman who was supposed to make a fourth film in the Kelvin Timeline films (the Chris Pine-led ones) but he exited for the new “Fantastic Four”.

One of the more unexpected ones though was a completely standalone one from “Fargo” showrunner/writer/director Noah Hawley who previously teased that it dealt with a galactic pandemic and had no connection to the recent films.

In a new episode of Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, Hawley revealed Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Rami Malek could’ve starred in the movie, saying: “Right, I was going to make a ‘Star Trek’ movie with Cate Blanchett and Rami Malek. You coulda had that, America… Planet Earth.”

It follows on from comments he made last year to THR when he said a “managerial changeover” led to his film being reconsidered and ultimately killed.

Hawley isn’t staying out of the genre though as he’s currently working on his “Alien” TV series due for release next year.

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