Last summer J.J. Abrams hit Star Trek fans with a bit of a stunner: a fourth movie was not only already in the works, but it would unite Chris Pine’s character with Chris Hemsworth’s. That’s a bit unexpected considering not only does Hemsworth play Pine’s dad in this rebooted series, but he also died in a spectacular fashion in the opening minutes of the 2009 movie. Somehow they’ll be together, though.
There’s a snag, though. Abrams made that comment a week before the latest movie, Star Trek Beyond, hit theaters. Then the movie came out, and while it was received quite well by fans and critics, it was not a huge box office smash. It grossed nearly $120 million less around the world than Star Trek Into Darkness. A sequel suddenly looked a lot less like a guaranteed thing.
But fret not! According to Hemsworth, the fourth movie is still happening! The actor told MTV News as much during a Golden Globes interview. Hemsworth has no idea when it will film, just that Abrams had an “amazing pitch on the whole thing” and that it’s still moving forward. He also apparently doesn’t even know the mechanism by which his character will be resurrected, which may sound strange until you remember that Abrams and secrets go hand in hand.
Before the fourth Star Trek films, though, Hemsworth will have to complete filming on Avengers: Infinity War. And if you think the secrets on a J.J. Abrams-produced Star Trek movie are bad, how about this: Infinity Wars films in two weeks and Hemsworth still hasn’t even seen a script for it.
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