Chris Hemsworth set to return in next ‘Star Trek’ sequel

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Paramount has announced plans for a fourth “Star Trek” movie in their rebooted series, but with the noteworthy news that Chris Hemsworth will return to star in the new sequel.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Hemsworth, who was seen briefly in the opening of 2009’s “Star Trek” film as Captain Kirk’s father before getting quickly killed off, will indeed return as George Kirk. Chris Pine and the rest of the cast are also expected to reprise their roles as they apparently travel back in time to team up with Hemsworth’s character.

Deadline has some info on the plot for the next film:

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 the 2009 reboot Star Trek, will return to play George Kirk.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will executive produce.

“Star Trek Beyond” hits theaters this Friday, July 22 and is directed by Justin Lin from a script by Doug Jung and Simon Pegg.

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