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Paramount Confirms ‘Star Trek 4,’ Featuring the Return of Chris Hemsworth

Written by on July 18, 2016 

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After J.J. Abrams let it slip that Paramount was making another Star Trek feature following this week’s Star Trek Beyond, the studio has now confirmed the news. They also double up on the reveal that the male MVP of Ghostbusters, Chris Hemsworth, will be back as George Kirk, who appeared in the opening of Abrams’ 2009 feature, so while we don’t know much about the film yet, plan for an abundant amount of time travel.

While no director is attached yet — if Beyond proves to be a success, which early reviews indicate as much, perhaps Justin Lin will be back — the studio also confirmed that the rest of the cast will return, as well as writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. As we await more details, check out the official press release below, which includes a brief synopsis, along with behind-the-scenes footage and a recent press conference.

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.

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