More talk of a Star Trek Beyond sequel is out this week from actor Chris Hemsworth, who notably played George Kirk – the father of Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk – in the 2009 film which rebooted Star Trek for the big screen – and who is expected to return in a planned TREK 4.
In a brief conversation with MTV News at the Golden Globes this past Sunday, Hemsworth made his first public comments on the sequel announcement – and while he’s not yet sure how George will return to the Trek universe, he’s already spent some time discussing the project with producer J.J. Abrams.
MTV NEWS: “What about ‘Star Trek’ – is that going to happen, do you think?”
HEMSWORTH: “Yeah, yeah. I’m not sure, exactly, of the dates, but I’ve spoken to J.J. [Abrams], and he’s got an amazing sort of pitch on the whole thing… [but] I don’t know [how George Kirk is returning].
But that one’s a little further off than the Marvel stuff [I’m involved in now].”
Hemsworth recently completed filming on Thor: Ragnarok – with fellow Trek actor Karl Urban – and is approaching the upcoming mega-sequel Avengers: Infinity War with Marvel Studios in the coming months.
STAR TREK 4 has been announced by Paramount Pictures, but no filming or release schedule has yet been confirmed by the studio.