Giving credit where credit is due: Access Hollywood’s Scott Mantz got the exclusive big scoop first from J.J. Abrams last Friday, but Paramount has confirmed a fourth Star Trek film in the Kelvin Timeline is already in the works with Chris Hemsworth set to return as James T. Kirk’s papa George, who was last seen going down with his star ship as a Starfleet hero in the 2009 Trek reboot’s prologue.
Time travel adventures are nothing new in Star Trek, especially given the time line jumping that fueled the first film starring the new cast. It will be interesting to see if George Kirk travels into the future to finally meet the son who was born just as the USS Kelvin met its demise, or if James Kirk and the Enterprise crew trek to the past. Is there is the possibility that Jennifer Morrison could return as Winona Kirk?
From Paramount, Skydance and Bad Robot:
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.
Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in 2009’s “STAR TREK,” will return to the space saga as George Kirk to star alongside Pine.
The remaining cast is expected to return.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will executive produce.
In breaking the news last week, J.J. Abrams told Access Hollywood the movie will “feature Chris Hemsworth who would return as Kirk’s father and there is an adventure Kirk and the others and Kirk’s father go on together.”
SOURCE: Paramount, Access Hollywood