Chris Hemsworth Says He’s Already Discussed His Return To Star Trek With J.J. Abrams

It’s becoming more and more likely that we’ll see Chris Hemsworth return to the role of George Kirk in the fourth Star Trek Kelvin Timeline film. According to Hemsworth himself, he’s already discussed the project with producer J.J. Abrams.

Hemsworth, who only appeared on screen for a short time as James T. Kirk’s father (before meeting his demise) in Star Trek (2009), recently told MTV about a conversation he had with Abrams and his idea to bringing the character back in the next feature film.

“I’ve spoken to J.J. Abrams, and he has an amazing pitch on the whole thing.”

Hemsworth originally played the character prior to becoming a major Hollywood star with his role in Marvel’s Thor two years later. So we think it’s safe to speculate that his screen time would be expanded and could potentially include some interaction with Chris Pine, who plays his son James T. Kirk.

Paramount originally announced the pairing in a press release last July, saying:

In the next installment of the epic space adventure, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father.

Will time travel be be involved in the story? “I honestly don’t know,” Hemsworth said.

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  • Talos4

    I’m not sure time travel is the way to go, if that’s what they have planned. The Trek movies have done that already and we don’t need more such stories.

    • Spock

      Disagree. Most of my favorite Trek movies and episodes involve time travel. It’s just such a fun concept with so many possibilities!

  • Arron Ratcliff

    The only way i’ll watch another JJverse trek film is if this one is if it goes back in time and erases the previous two.And restarts the series from the end of 09’s Star Trek.otherwise no thanks I’ve had enough of crappy renamed remakes.And that was all Darkness and Beyond were! they were shoddy remakes of wraith of Khan and search for Spock.Yes they made money but that is what summer pop corn action movies are supposed to do.

    • Marc Henson

      You think Beyond was a remake of Star Trek III? How?

      • Brian Thorn

        Presumably because it also destroyed the Enterprise. Not much else in common, though.

  • Credo

    It is time to make a Mirror Universe movie.

  • DS9 is King

    Star Trek 4 will presumably be going back to the Original Universe.

  • Please, not more of Kirk’s daddy issues. They were supposed to have been set at rest in Beyond, and I really hope we’ve seen the last of them!

    I do like character development, but how about some for Spock or McCoy or Uhura? Pon farr always adds a bit of drama…

  • Erik

    Sounds as bad as the last three movies. Where the 2009 movie was at least watchable.