‘Star Trek 4’ Announced; Chris Hemsworth Returning

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Star Trek Beyond beams into theaters this week, but that is not stopping even more announcements for the legendary sci-fi franchise to come through. Just this morning, Netflix and CBS International announced that the new upcoming TV series will stream on Netflix worldwide (excluding U.S. and Canada) 24 hours after an episode’s U.S. premiere. Now, it looks like a fourth film in this rebooted Kelvin timeline is official, and recent reports about Chris Hemsworth’s appearance are now official.

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot have officially announced that Star Trek 4 is coming, and have even shared a small synopsis on what to expect from the upcoming adventure with the U.S.S. Enterprise.

HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 18, 2016) – Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot today announced that the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will return to the big screen for another voyage.

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.

“STAR TREK,” the first film in the rebooted franchise based on “Star Trek,” created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than $380 million worldwide in 2009. The second installment, “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013.

The series’ third film, “STAR TREK BEYOND,” is directed by Justin Lin (“FAST & FURIOUS” franchise) and opens in theaters on July 22, 2016.

Hemsworth is currently starring in “GHOSTBUSTERS” alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig and Kate McKinnon, and filming “THOR: RAGNAROK” and “AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR – Part 1” back to back. He is repped by CAA and ROAR.

Stay tuned for more news on Star Trek here.

Source: Paramount Pictures

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  • Vegas82

    Well, the fourth movie in the original series involved time travel. I wouldn’t be surprised if the crew slingshots around the Sun to go back to Earth’s past allowing this interaction to take place. Part of me wishes they’d aim a little further in the past(to our time or the late 90’s) but with everything being a bit different in this new timeline I get why they’d go for a shorter hop for their first voyage into the past.

    • Worldmind

      Don’t forget First Contact

  • Peter James

    >>”The remaining cast is expected to return.”

    Not all of them…

    Just sayin’

    Also, nice to see them going back to that well of creativity known as ripping off the previous movies and storylines for plot ideas for this new timeline.

    You’d think a new timeline would afford them the opportunity to take the series in places the original movies and show couldn’t and didn’t go ( I mean,…..other than turning formerly straight characters into gay ones).
    Except every time they try to do that, they come up with nonsensical plot lines like death-curing magic blood and super-duper-califragilisticaliousious trans-galactic beaming technology.

  • Worldmind

    It could be the mirror universe first seen in TOS “Mirror, Mirror” then later in Deep Space Nine. But how confusing is it going to get if that’s right? X-Men-level confusion!

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