Just call this one "Star Trek Daddy Issues."
Paramount just announced plans for "Star Trek 4," to continue the reboot franchise that started in 2009, followed with 2013's "Star Trek Into Darkness," and now features Chris Pine's return as James T. Kirk in July 22's "Star Trek Beyond."
Collider shared the official logline for "Star Trek 4":
In the next installment of the epic space adventure, Chris Pine's Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father.
It's the first Kirk + Kirk meeting! Or will it be Kirk vs. Kirk? Chris Hemsworth had a cameo in the 2009 "Star Trek" reboot as George Kirk, father of James T. Kirk, who died before Dad could meet his newborn son. (Question: Will Jennifer Morrison return as James T.'s mother, Winona Kirk?)
Collider added that J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the "Star Trek 4" script, with J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber producing through Bad Robot Productions. "Star Trek Beyond" was written by Simon Pegg (who also plays Scotty) and Doug Jung.
So far, the "Star Trek Beyond" reviews are very positive, which is some welcome good news for a franchise that recently suffered two major losses in Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin. Are you excited for Round Four?
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