Star Trek Wants Its Own Version of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Star Trek fans may be able to look forward to a film similar to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, according to Paramount’s CEO.
Speaking to THR, Star Trek: Prodigy writer Alex Kurtzman and Paramount Pictures CEO Brian Robbins both spoke about the possibility of a Star Trek: Prodigy movie. Prodigy is the latest Star Trek animated series that is currently airing on Paramount Plus, and Robbins said they’ve already started talking about what a movie could look like.
“Alex and I have talked about what the theatrical film version of this show is and the likes of that,” Robbins said. “We’re really excited.”
Kurtzman then talked about his ideas for the type of movie he would want to make, citing a family movie like Into the Spider-Verse.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still one of the best movies over the past decade, animated or not,” Kurtzman said. “I went with my whole family and another family and we all sat there with our jaws on the floor. Ultimately, Star Trek is about family, it’s about these giant universal themes. Getting to tell a story like that, especially given the level of cinema we’ve already brought to the television show, is a wonderful opportunity. It would thrill me to do that.”
It’s unclear just how much inspiration this potential Star Trek movie could take from Into the Spider-Verse, but based on the interview, it seems like Kurtzman is specifically talking about Spider-Verse’s appeal to the whole family.
In our Star Trek Prodigy premiere review, we called the episode “good”, saying, “The premiere sets the stage for a credible course for adventure that has the potential to grow into something special.”
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.