It’s great news that Star Trek Beyond is getting such good early buzz and with that comes the full ride of momentum from the studio in green-lighting the sequel that already has it’s writer, stars, and synopsis. The recent film, which I haven’t seen yet, is directed by Justin Lin who took over the directing duties from J.J. Abrams who went on to direct The Force Awakens.
The big news from Paramount Studios is the return of Chris Hemsworth’s George Kirk, Chris Pine’s fictional father of Pine’s James T. Kirk. Beyond the Marvel films portraying Thor, Hemsworth hasn’t actually had the best critical career like we’d all hoped. He alone is usually a standout in his movies, but for whatever reason, Hemsworth has fallen victim to the “good actor, average movies” category, but this could change if this rebooted Star Trek series can keep up like it seems to be doing.
Here’s the official Star Trek 4 synopsis:
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.”
Not only are both Chris’ talented beyond the credit they’re given, but they also have perfect charisma to carry a film that would have them meet for the first time. What the plot is and who will join them is unknown, but the only way you’d make this better is if you cast Chris Pratt and Chris Evans in some role.