Jennifer Morrison Would “Love” To Return For ‘Star Trek 4’

Jennifer Morrison had a brief but memorable appearance in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie playing Winona Kirk, mother of James T. Kirk, and the actress is talking again about the next Star Trek movie.

Development on Star Trek 4 has been heating up lately following director S.J. Clarkson being tapped in April as director for the follow-up to 2016’s Star Trek Beyond. And with Chris Hemsworth set to return to the role of George Kirk, it isn’t unreasonable to wonder if his on-screen wife will join him.

Jennifer Morrison as Winona Kirk with baby James T. Kirk in 2009’s Star Trek

When asked at Montreal Comiccon over the weekend if she was interested in joining Hemsworth for Star Trek 4, the actress made her enthusiasm for the possibility clear:

I would love that! I don’t have any idea what they are doing. I have not heard from anyone. So, I don’t know where they are in the process. I don’t even know if they have a script. I have no idea where they are at with all of it. But, I loved being a part of that franchise. I loved playing Winona Kirk. I feel super honored to have played Winona Kirk. And any way to be possibly involved, I would of course love to be.

This isn’t the first time Morrison has talked Trek recently. In May the actress made news by hinting that Chris Hemsworth’s George Kirk actually survived his heroic sacrifice in the 2009 Star Trek film. After this was seen as a possible Star Trek 4 clue, Morrison clarified that it was just speculation.

At Montreal Comiccon, she made it clear she is a Star Trek fan and just as eager for news as the rest of us:

I am a fan of the franchise as much as I am a tiny part of it. So, as a fan, I am just excited to see what they come up with and what that story is. If they let me be a part of it, that would be awesome, but if not, I am still excited to see it.

Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk in Star Trek 2009

Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk in Star Trek 2009

Watch Morrison talk Trek

(video courtesy of FTWvsWTF)

Keep up with all news on both Star Trek 4 and the Tarantino Trek project at TrekMovie’s upcoming films category.

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“Nobody” would “love to return” to “anything at all”.

She was just being polite.

I wonder if Pacman Jones would be interested in appearing in Star Trek 4. I will ask him when I get the chance.

It’s weird how we never saw Kirk’s mom again after the first movie. It would be nice to see their relationship and give Kirk a bit more development since oddly these movies have done very little touching on his personal life.

Maybe if his dad is coming back in the next film it would be a good reason to bring her back too.

I think that it would be great if they brought her back.

I’m hesitant about them bringing Kirk’s parents back unless his parents are expanded into distictive individual characters. Often these things turn into a “so you are where he gets X character aspect from” type of thing which ends up diminishing the child character (i.e. the child didn’t gain these traits by their individual experiences but just inherited them). Sarek and Spock thankfully don’t suffer from this too much as Spock has an emotional undercurrent that Sarek doesn’t, as well as Spock having to actively try to be more Vulcan (and so more like Sarek).

Jennifer Morrison is too young to play Chris Pine’s mother. I understand they never brought her back. They only could do flashbacks, time travel or old age makeup. All options I find lame. But I like the actress too. Hope they find a more clever way to bring her back.

they should use make up guys on ‘this is us’
they make mandy moore plausibly older on that show.


Re: Jennifer Morrison is too young

You type that as if in ONCE UPON A TIME her character’s son didn’t age to the same as that of Pine’s Kirk and she didn’t already credibly play that son’s older mother. In other words, she’s already been there, and done that. And as the logistics for doing that to her has already been worked out, it likely wouldn’t even be as significant an economic burden to the production to age her as it will be to do the same for Hemsworth.

or use the mo cap aging fx that marvel used in ‘the winter soldier’ for peggy carter.

As a purist I don’t watch ONCE UPON A TIME. Their Rumpelstilzchen looks nothing like the one in DS9’s DIE MACHT DER PHANTASIE. Total uncanon!!!


LOL, I’m not sure, but I think you may have just fingered STAR TREK 4’s antagonist.

OK I get your point but as others said the technique to age people, both old and young, have gotten pretty good. I thought they did a great job with Winona Ryder looking older as Spock’s mom and she was only a few years older than Zachary Quinto at the time.

But then again Amanda on DIS basically looked barely old enough to be Burnham’s sister in the last episode lol. So its not always perfect.

Don’t remember her dying in the movies. If George is still alive or brought to the future, a call to his wife would seem completely resonable to me. Might go a long way to humanizing the story.

The baby who played baby James T.Kirk would also love to return for Star Trek 4. :D

never liked that mrs kirk was absent from jim’s life and it seemed that this sent him off the rails, stuck in a bar in iowa.
she was mentioned in ‘beyond’ but would like to know why she did not raise him herself, maybe on a starship.

Who said she didn’t raise him?? AFAIK she did.

When we saw Kirk in that bar he was already a full grown man.

the young kirk in the 2009 movie was with his uncle and cousin in iowa stealing, wrecking cars.
no winnona in sight.

“she was mentioned in ‘beyond”

When Fake Kirk was dead in STID, didn’t he hear the voices of his parents?


I wondered how KT Kirk could have “heard” his father’s voice speaking those lines? OT Spock’s mind meld? Historical documents? George was in the process of utterly destroying the Kelvin so it didn’t seem likely any of the Captain’s logs discharged in the emergency evacuation would have received an update?

Translation: “I’d love a paycheck!”

I would love for her to return as well!!

Message to JJ. The Kirk parents plot is not going to resuscitate the movies. It’s a TV plot. Done as a movie, you have to shoehorn in a distracting secondary plot with a scenery chewing bad guy who will be required to blow the crap out of the enterprise at least once in every 15 minutes.. Go back to the drawing board..