‘Star Trek 4’ Announced, Chris Hemsworth Returning as Kirk Senior

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It’s official. Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot are moving forward with a fourth film in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, and Chris Hemsworth is on board as Kirk senior.

With the release of Star Trek Beyond just around the corner, the studios have announced that a fourth film is indeed on the way, with most of the lead cast members expected to return.

The announcement also came with confirmation that Hemsworth would be reprising his role as George Kirk. No major plot details were made available, but it is known that Hemsworth’s Kirk will be starring alongside Pine’s Kirk.

As per the synopsis offered up in the press release:

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.

Hemsworth previously played George Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 outing Star Trek. As many may remember, it was a short-lived appearance.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who both had input of various levels on Star Trek Beyond‘s screenplay, have been placed on writing duties, with Abrams and Lindsey Weber on board as producers.

No word as to who will be at the helm of the yet untitled Star Trek 4. We’ll keep you informed.