daTrekkies, rejoice! J.J. Abrams teased what’s going to happen in the next ‘Star Trek’ installment on July 15, including Chris Hemsworth’s character’s fate. Find out more about the fourth ‘Star Trek’ reboot right here!
Just one week before the much-anticipated July 22 release of Star Trek Beyond, director/producer J.J. Abrams gave Trekkies something to be excited for in the next movie of the reboot series. Fans of the franchise were devastated to see Chris Hemsworth‘s character die in J.J.’s 2009 remake Star Trek, but it sounds like they won’t have to mourn Captain Kirk’s father anymore — Chris will be making a triumphant return in the fourth movie!
“BREAKING!! #JJAbrams confirms to me that a 4th #StarTrek movie will bring together #ChrisPine & #ChrisHemsworth!!,” Access Hollywood’s Scott Mantz tweeted along with a picture of himself with J.J. on July 15. Scott didn’t elaborate on the exciting news, but just hearing that Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his father will finally meet is pretty thrilling enough!
If you aren’t a major Trekkie or haven’t watched the Star Trek yet, here’s a reminder of what went down with Captain Kirk and his father in the first reboot. Chris’ character, Captain Kirk’s dad George Kirk, sacrificed his own life to save more than 800 lives on his crashing ship — as his son James Kirk was being born on Earth. Captain Kirk strives to live up to the legacy his father left behind in the subsequent films, and it seems the two will finally get their chance to meet face to face.
Considering George has been dead since the first film, his meeting with Captain Kirk will likely have to involve time travel of some sort. However they meet, we can’t wait to see this happen!
Chris hasn’t commented on his Star Trek return yet, and J.J. didn’t give any further details on how he’ll be bringing the fictional father and son together. With the release of Star Trek Beyond happening just after J.J.’s big reveal, we’re thinking we may be getting some more word about this in the near future!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited that Chris will be returning in the next Star Trek film? Is there someone else you hope returns? Tell us in the comments below!