Since appearing in J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot back in 2009, Chris Hemsworth has gone on to conquer Hollywood, most notably as the God of Thunder, Thor, in Marvel’s multi-billion dollar Cinematic Universe – and now it’s been confirmed that the Aussie actor is heading back to where it all began.
Paramount Pictures announced yesterday that Hemsworth, who’s currently filming Thor: Ragnarok, will return to the franchise as Captain Kirk’s father, played by Chris Pine, who’s also been confirmed. Details regarding the plot of Star Trek 4 are still sketchy but it will involve Captain Kirk crossing path’s with his father, who died saving his life before the two could ever meet.
Star Trek has proved to be one of the most profitable franchises in history, and the rebooted film franchise has already become a popular box office hit, starring the likes of Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Idris Elba.
The latest installment, Star Trek Beyond is due for release this week and will debut officially at this year’s San Diego Comic Con – the third in the series once again follows the USS Enterprise as it’s crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test
J.J. Abrams, who handed over the directing reigns to Justin Lin for the soon-to-be-released Star Trek Beyond, is set to return as producer, with the large majority of the cast also likely to return. Sadly though the next installment will be without fan-favourite Checkov, played by Anton Yelchin, who sadly passed away suddenly last month.
You can catch up with all the latest Star Trek news here at The Hollywood Fly when Comic Con International kicks off on Thursday in San Diego, California. See Star Trek Beyond in cinemas worldwide from 22 July.