Confirmed: Chris Pine will meet his father Chris Hemsworth in Star Trek 4

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2016 18:32 IST
The captains Kirk: Jim will meet his dad in Star Trek 4.

The team of Star Trek is returning for another voyage with the producers announcing the fourth movie in the series, which will mark Chris Hemsworth’s return to the franchise.

In the next part 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, said an announcement from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot.

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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.

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

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Star Trek, the first film in the rebooted franchise based on the Star Trek world created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than $380 million worldwide in 2009.

The second movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013.

The third film in the series, Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin, opens in theatres on July 22, 2016.

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