The 2009 reboot Star Trek introduced the movie world to Chris Hemsworth, spring-boarding the career of the man who would be Thor.
His character, father to James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), may have given his life in the opening scene of the 2009 picture, but that hasn’t stopped him signing on to co-star with Pine and Zachary Quinto in Star Trek 4.
Cast members Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, and John Cho, are also expected to return for the fourth instalment. (No word has come out about Paramount’s plans for the character of Chekov, played in three movies by Anton Yelchin, who passed away in June.)
Details are scarce about how the two Kirk will share screen time when George died minutes after James was born, but the Star Trek series has a proud history of time travel that will likely come into play.
Chris Hemsworth can currently be seen in Ghostbusters. Star Trek Beyond opens Friday.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)