STAR TREK 4 Officially Announced and Chris Hemsworth Confirmed to Return as George Kirk
Paramount Pictures, Skydance, and Bad Robot have officially announced today that they will be developing a fourth Star Trek film ,and they even confirmed a recent report that Chris Hemsworth will reprise his role as Kirk's father, George Kirk, in the story! The press release states:
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.
There are no other plot details other than that, but the majority of the original cast from the previous three films are expected to return.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to write the screenplay, and J.J. Abrams serve as a producer on the project. There's still no word on who will be brought on to direct, or how they will handle the character Chekov as they will be moving forward without Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away.
I do think it's a great concept to bring both Captain Kirk's together, and I'm curious to see how exactly that will happen and what kind of story they will tell with that plot device. What do you all think about bringing George and James together for an adventure in Star Trek 4?