It looks like the next film in the “Star Trek” franchise will see Captain Kirk working out his daddy issues.
On the eve of the launch of the third film in the rebooted “Star Trek” film series, talk of another film in the series has already come up. Some of the key crew, such as Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, are signed for a fourth film and now it looks like there’s another one who may be joining them – Chris Hemsworth.
During a press conference today for “Star Trek Beyond,” franchise producer J.J. Abrams revealed that a script for the film has been finished and something big is in the works regarding it:
“Yes, and there’s something that hopefully we’re figurative minutes away from talking about. But the answer is 100 percent yes, and it’s incredibly exciting”
A few minutes later he revealed that ‘something’ to reporter Scott Mantz – Hemsworth will reprise his role as George Kirk, the late father of Captain James T. Kirk.
How this will be incorporated isn’t sure considering his death in the opening scenes of the Abrams-directed 2009 reboot. One possibility is that a fourth film could effectively ‘close off’ the alternate Kelvin Timeline which began effectively with the death of Hemsworth’s character and the destruction of his ship.
The embargo on reviews for “Star Trek Beyond” lifted for some reporters who’ve since published their reviews. Consensus seems to be a distinct improvement on ‘Into Darkness’ but not quite at the level of the 2009 reboot. The new film opens next Friday.