Chris Hemsworth ‘Absolutely’ Willing To Return To Star Trek

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, 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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If his cameo was as poignant as his 1st role, then definitely use him!!!

We didn’t see him die, we saw him get thrown forward to the camera. He surfed the debris to safety! It blew him right towards an open airlock which quickly locked! Hey, stranger things have happened on Star Trek.

Can we get Eric Bana back too and just undo everything? [devil]

He did great work. They have holos, etc. Could have records of his work, flashback sequence, lots of possibilities.

If they ever did a return to the prime universe, there could be a moment in Kirk’s later life where Jim Kirk has a scene with his dad.

We know he lived till after Kirk assumed command of the Enterprise in 2264.

I really liked the opening sequence in the movie–got a little choked up in the theater, actually–and think that flashbacks/recordings would be fine. I don’t, however, want time travel (the writers said that they needed it for ’09 but were putting it back in the box afterward) or miraculous survival/resurrection. The latter, in my mind, is even more overdone than time travel in Trek. Death should be less cheap in the Trek universe. Of course, there’s an argument to be made in favor of it when the death is colossally stupid and pointless in the first place (Trip Tucker.)

Why do they ask these actors these dumb questions? Oh yeah the interviewers are dumb!

A remake of Red Dawn? That’s a bit…dated…

I still think the opening sequence set a tone more powerful than the rest of the movie could live up to. I just want my adventures of Robau and Kirk on the Kelvin.

Holographic message to his son.

Starfleet archival footage.

Disguise worn by an alien a la the Prophets.

It’s possible. Doesn’t mean it should be done, but it’s possible

Simple. Pine Kirk has a dream except it is not just a dream. it is Prime Kirks Memories of George Kirk from the Mind Meld that Spock Prime gave him but Pine Kirk did not realise were there. That is one way they can do a flash back.

I voted… ” No need / Not interested “… but only referring to what I am interested in Star Trek sequel now… nothing against Chris Hemsworth=gorgeous! … I ‘m interested in Thor by the way!

I say make the new ST tv show a prequal to JJ-Trek and make it about the crew of the Kelvin. That way its still set in the “prime universe”.

I liked George Kirk but I found Captain Robau a bit of a bore, to be honest. Chris Hemsworth could also come back as another character, of course, maybe wearing a beard, maybe as an alien.

I loved the flick, but in all honesty, that opening and his performance is what really made the movie for a lot of people.

I don’t think there is one person who would be against a USS Kelvin-based TV series.

I’d love to see him back in some kind of flash back to Kirk’s Kelvin years. Hemsworth was utterly fantastic in Star Trek and as I return from the movies after seing THOR, He’s just got better and better – this guy would be amazing for Trek 2

KELVIN TV SERIES!!!! Pleeeeease!??

only problem with a Kelvin TV series is that we already know the fate of the main characters. To me it will be a bit sad to watch the show only to know they will die in a few years

I always thought Hemsworth looks and would be more convincing playing James T. Kirk than Pine… Just my two cents…

19 – set the Kelvin TV show in the Prime-verse. First episode can be the birth of James T. Kirk in Iowa and go from there.

Who needs Fat Shat when Hemsworth could play the family patriarch.

Its a toughy. It was so incredibly moving that bringing him back may just undermine that.
However, he cuts an impressive figure- sickening how some men just have it all ain’t it! – that his inclusion does have obvious attractions.
Somehow I don’t see it happening, but done right i’d be happy to be proven wrong.

#20, I’ve heard several people say the same thing.

Absolutely agree Darkowski re Hemsworth making a better Kirk than Chris Pine. Kirk was masculine not a metrosexual pretty boy.

Yeah, I liked the movie, but thought Hemworth would have made a better “Captain Kirk” than Pine.

Bucky, you’re right, we didn’t see him die… but as much as I think it would be cool to see more of him, let’s hope this Kirk didn’t get pulled into the nexus (the absurd plot device of Generations)…

The idea that his character is alive in the Prime universe is intriguing. I can’t see going there for a movie (talk about more confusion for the non-fan!), but I have to admit it’s a fun idea.

I can see it now. Season 1, Episode 1 of a new Star Trek show could start with a copy and paste of the opening scene to the last movie. But instead of Nero appearing and getting everyone worried, something else entirely appears, something wonderful and positive perhaps. Assuming movie viewers are all on board, the difference between scenes will have them hooked. Cue opening credits.

He used to be perfectly healthy and physically fit a few years ago and it is absolutely shocking to see what he has had to do to his body for this movie with those disgustingly huge muscles that he has now built. It is worse though, because he has to maintain it for future Thor and Avengers movies.

I was really disappointed that they killed off George Kirk in the last one. Chris Hemsworth gave a tremendous performance and the scene at the beginning of the film was heartbreakingly sad. It is unfortunate that they won’t revisit the character and now Hemsworth’s career is going to explode when Thor is released, it is highly unlikely he will ever reprise the role. It would have been good to have even done a film centred on George Kirk and shown how he got together with Jennifer Morrison’s character, Winona Kirk. When it was announced that James Kirk’s parents would be included in the film, it seemed that there would be several flashbacks with his parents in them but this did not turn out to be the case.

They should have made Kirk want to avenge his father in Star Trek (2009) and written the fight between Kirk and Nero more like the Picard/Shinzon
and Riker/Reman Viceroy climactic showdowns in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) which were more satisfying.

After shooting Ayel, they should have had Kirk go to the Narada bridge like Picard went to the Scimitar bridge and shot the remaining Romulan henchmen before saying “You should finish what you start” to Nero and beating him to a pulp then beaming out before the Jellyfish crashed into the Narada. Spock should have been the one who rescued Pike.

Instead what we got was was pointless and anticlimactic. A wasted opportunity for an amazing and action-packed fight which would have made Kirk’s triumph at the end by avenging his father all the more emotional and uplifting considering how difficult they made it to like him or care about him in the film.

I hope that J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will improve on this in Star Trek 12.

His wife, Elsa Pataky is so beautiful and voluptuous. This incredibly gorgeous and curvaceous young woman is pure Spanish perfection. I love her. She’s a really sweet girl.

He is so lucky to have such a sexy and sensual woman be a cougar for him.

I’ve always wanted to see Chris Pine do a movie with Chris Hemsworth after having no scenes together in the last film. They are both incredible actors and it would be amazing to see them bounce off each other in a film.

No idea how that could work. He’s dead, and fleshing out his character now does nothing to move the franchise forward, considering his cast maybe has about five hours of film time left to it – unlike the TOS cast, I doubt these guys will be making ST movies into their 60’s….
There is no question Chris Hemsworth turned in a good performance, but there just isn’t time to be going back and giving all these minor characters in depth screen time.

Orci – set the universe/timeline straight and then you can use George Kirk as much as you want. Shatner too, at least before he was sucked into the ribbon. That happens so far in the future anyhow that you have plenty of years in which to work him in!!!

>>> only problem with a Kelvin TV series is that we already know the fate of the main characters.

We know their fates in the altered timeline Nero´s incursion created; since the Prime Universe remains, in the Prime timeline the Kelvin was never destroyed, at least like in ST09.

There’s always JT’s brother, George Samuel…

He should come back and re-shoot his scenes in ST: 2009 with proper continuity in his uniform. The starfleet logo disappeared and returned.

Thank God … the producers chose Chris Pine to play Captain Kirk… certainly they had good reason for it… CHRIS PINE IS AWESOME as the young Captain Kirk! … said, period! … LOL

:-) :-)

… and Chris Hemsworth was great like George Kirk … :-) :-)

I loved him in ST09, but enough with the flashbacks, people. Ahead warp speed into the future.

Thor opens May 6? I’ve already seen it twice. Great movie.

The thing is with Chris Hemsworth is that he is one of those few actors who really comes across on screen. I’ve only seen him in Trek and Thor but he definitely owns every second that he has.

Can I throw my own hat into the ring and say I too am absolutely willing to take a role in the new Star Trek movie?

@30 Although i don’t find any redeeming quality to Nemesis i do see your point that Kirk just did not seem driven enough by hatred for Nero given that his father had been killed by him.

That side of Spock was explored yet Kirk while clear headed seemed to have no motive other than having the balls to go head first to get the job done.

That Nero killed a parent of both main characters i hope that can be used at some point in the Kirk Spock relationship.

Well, everyone here has come up with various opinions about how George Kirk would come back. Remaking the Star Trek XI movie as though the Nero never came through the black hole is far fetched now. What’s done is done. They are now going to a different route.
A) Having Spock succeed in saving the Romulans from the exploding star in a time travel flick, is doomed to failure in a lot of Trekkie’s mind.
B) For the Q continuum to intervene in the procedings and change history, and Nero turns out to be a nice guy…another pointless exercise…So what is left for them to do?
C) Having an item of George Kirk turn up in a suitcase of James Kirk, triggering him to make an life changing decision…using a transwarp-capable alien ship, in order to go back and save his father from dying in the head on collision with Nero’s ship? That is even crazier than the other usless plot ideas mentioned earlier…It will end up sending the space/time continuum into a melt-down and collapse.
Remember that in the film, James Kirk as a young man, grows up under the totalitarian rule of a stepfather – any wonder he always got himself into a predicament socializing…a red and broken nose…a pair of black eyes,..broken ribs every once in a while as a teenager….Well, the reasons for him being so desparate to save and get to know his real father in the timeline of the film, is simply that…he wanted to know deep down, what kind of a person his real father was…had he not died saving the lives of 800 crewmembers of the Kelvin….including his. But that is just it…How to balance saving the 800 crewmembers and George Kirk without severely damaging the space/time continuum. Wait for George Kirk to reach the mouth of the alien ship and beam him out before both ships collide. Providing of course, that the alien ship Kirk steals has the sufficient range and power to beam his father aboard in time, and the shields at a configuration that does not let another ship locate it. Tricky business, coming up with wonderful tricks for Star Trek movies.

They now know that star will explode in a few years. They also know they have no red matter so Romulus may still be destroyed and Earth too.

This would create some political problems. I wonder if that will be explored or if it is simply best ignored for the new crew to get on with exploring the galaxy.

there’s your next TV series; G. Kirk and Robau on the Kelvin.

#43 you have to remember nuKirk did not know his father. His motivations would not be the same as if he did. Spock did know his mother, hence his less than enthusiastic attitude to saving Nero.
I can totally buy into Kirk’s realistic approach. Its driven by saving the people and the planet that he does know. Not by avenging someone that he never even met.

Yet Kirks demons were definitely connected early on to his living in the shadow of his father. Later those demons just were not there.

@28 “He used to be perfectly healthy and physically fit a few years ago and it is absolutely shocking to see what he has had to do to his body for this movie with those disgustingly huge muscles that he has now built…”


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I wouldn’t say they were demons. Some sadness that he never knew him maybe, but he was even able to crack a quip with Pike about his dad dying so that others could live.
No, he has his daddy emotions well in hand, i think. And the priorities are very much Earth and Pike and ship mates.
As per usual for James T. Kirk!