Before Star Trek Beyond hit theaters earlier this summer, Paramount announced their plans for a fourth Kelvin Timeline film – bringing George Kirk actor Chris Hemsworth back to the Trek franchise.
Chris Pine was asked about his thoughts on this projected sequel concept this week by The Huffington Post.
HP: Kirk’s dad, George Kirk (Chris Hemsworth), is reportedly coming back in the next “Star Trek” movie. What are your thoughts on running into your dad and how do you think that interaction will be?
PINE: It’s such a trip that, in the first one, Chris [Hemsworth] had such a small but super important part and he knocked it out of the park. He’s only on screen for so little time and he’s really emotionally the centerpiece of that film.
I’ve only really seen him a couple times since then strangely, so it would be fun to reunite with him. I was honestly quite happy where the end of that father-son storyline ended, but I’d be happy to work with Chris again. He’s a great actor and a really nice man.
We’re still a ways out from anything really moving forward on the Beyond sequel – there’s not even a targeted release date yet announced – so anything about the film is likely to be all speculative from the cast until there’s more announced.
Hopefully, it won’t be another three years.