The actors learned it at the same time as the rest of the world.
Not trivial situation: according to information from the HollywoodReporterno member – or almost – of the cast of the films star trek (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldaña or John Cho) was unaware that Paramount was going to announce a fourth installment. Last week, producer JJ Abrams assured that all the actors will be back for this star trek 4, and even that new faces will appear. Funny process, which as noted THR puts the studio in an awkward position for salary negotiations with actors. The objective being in addition to filming next fall to hold the release of December 22, 2023, everyone must also make themselves available in a few months…
Obviously, Paramount would have made this choice to have anything heavy to present to Wall Street investors. A potentially risky touch (and which will undoubtedly increase the film’s budget), but things seem to be moving very quickly: Chris Pine is already discussing his stamp with the studio. Recall that this is Matt Shakman (Wanda Vision) who will do this star trek 4, in the making for a long time. In a time not so long ago, Quentin Tarantino and Noah Hawley nearly took over the franchise.
At the time of the release of Wonder Woman 1984we discussed it with Chris Pine:
Chris Pine: “I have a panic attack every time I go to Netflix!” [interview]