Chris Hemsworth always had plans to boldly go back to the Star Trek universe. But now that Quentin Tarantino is involved, he’s not so sure.
“I haven’t had a discussion about Star Trek for quite awhile,” Hemsworth bluntly tells Postmedia Network during an interview to promote his upcoming war drama, 12 Strong.
After briefly playing George Kirk — father of Chris Pine’s Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot in 2009 — Paramount announced that Hemsworth would be back for the fourth instalment.
In the lead up to 2016’s Star Trek: Beyond, the studio revealed it was eyeing a time travel plot for Star Trek 4 that would see James cross paths with his father, described as “a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born.”
But late last year, news broke that Tarantino has pitched an idea for an R-rated Star Trek, with The Revenant scribe Mark L. Smith set to write the script. Tarantino may even direct.
Leaving Hemsworth’s return a big fat question mark.
“I don’t know what’s happening,” he says. “There was an idea that was pitched to me and J.J. some time ago and I was incredibly excited by it. So that’s a good reminder to me that I should give him a call and ask him myself,” he adds laughing.
12 Strong opens in theatres Friday, Jan. 19.
Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies