LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) — Paramount Pictures says it has greenlit a fourth “Star Trek” movie starring the franchise’s current cast, as well as Chris Hemsworth, who will reprise his role of George Kirk.
“Fourth #StarTrek feature confirmed,” the official “Star Trek” account tweeted Monday. “#StarTrekMovie @StarTrekMovie @chrishemsworth.”
Hemsworth played George Kirk in 2009’s “Star Trek,” but has not been seen since.
The third film in the re-booted series — “Star Trek Beyond” — is due in theaters Friday. It stars Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, John Cho and the late Anton Yelchin, who died last month when his sport utility vehicle rolled over him in his driveway.
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has publicly said Yelchin’s role of Chekov will not be re-cast.