Well, now that Star Trek: Prodigy is a wild success, it seems to be emboldening Paramount to make other experiments with the show. Particularly in the animated film department.
The Hollywood Reporter recently released an interview they conducted with Paramount Pictures CEO Brian Robbins and Alex Kurtzman (2009’s Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness) about the future of Star Trek: Prodigy. During said interview, Robbins mentioned Prodigy was exceeding all their expectations in terms of reception and popularity. This success is emboldening them, and making them plan out a full-length animated film just for the show.
“The data is pretty obvious. We’re going to be patient because we think the show is fantastic and creatively just exceeds all expectations. I have no doubt that we’ll be doing more. Alex and I have talked about what the theatrical film version of this show is and the likes of that. We’re really excited. Ramsey and our Nick team could not be more thrilled to explore more.”Brian Robbins, CEO, Paramount Pictures
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That’s not all though. In that same interview, Robbins and Kurtzman go into further details about this future Star Trek: Prodigy film. Apparently, they don’t just want it to be a children’s animated film in the way Prodigy is. It seems that they want to aim for a film that appeals to all ages, not just kids. Specifically, they want to emulate how Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a masterpiece that appealed to everyone regardless of age. Alex Kurtzman himself goes further into the details:
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still one of the best movies over the past decade, animated or not. It’s just an unbelievable piece of artistry. 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.”
So yeah, they’re definitely shooting for a high goal here. Let’s hope this Star Trek: Prodigy film lives up to that, whenever we get to see it.
There’s a very strong chance that Star Trek: Prodigy is going to get a full-length animated film in the future. The success of the Nickelodeon TV show on Paramount+ seems to indicate that it’s all but certain for now. Not only that, but Paramount Pictures wants to aim for an all-ages masterpiece the way Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was. Let’s hope they live up to that kind of expectations.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter