Australian actor Chris Hemsworth leveraged the buzz from his short but impressive turn as George Kirk in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek into the title role for Thor (opening next week). In a new interview, Hemsworth said even though he is now very busy, he would “absolutely” be willing return as James T. Kirk’s dear old dad in a Star Trek sequel.
Hemsworth ‘Absolutely’ ready for more Trek
In a video Thor video interview with Danish film site Filmz.dk, the subject of Star Trek came up. When asked if he would consider returning for any of the Star Trek sequels, Hemsworth was very enthusiastic about the idea, saying:
Absolutely! Yeah. Yeah. I had a great time working on ["Star Trek"]. It was brief. I was there for five or six days, but JJ Abrams was incredible. If they wanted to do a flashback again and again, then sure I would be involved.
Even though George Kirk sacrificed himself in the dramatic opening scene of Star Trek, one never knows in sci-fi plus there are always flashbacks. Young Kirk (Chris Pine) still probably has some daddy issues to work out.
Chris Hemsworth ready to return to Star Trek
For now Hemsworth is busy promoting Thor and he is currently in production on Joss Whedon’s The Avengers (again playing Thor). The actor has also completed work on the Whedon/Drew Goddard horror project The Cabin in the Woods and a remake of Red Dawn.
Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, opens May 6th (visit official site). Here is the latest trailer.
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