With the third Star Trek movie in the new JJ Abrams (Kelvin Timeline, fancy-fans) Universe – Star Trek: Beyond – only a week away, we now have two very cool bits of news on the future of the franchise…
At a press conference for the new movie, director of the first two movies and producer of the third outing, JJ Abrams, was asked if this is the end of the new franchise or will a fourth movie be coming: “Yes, and there’s something that hopefully we’re figurative minutes away from talking about. But the answer is 100 percent yes, and it’s incredibly exciting”.
It’s interesting that there will be a new movie as the new TV Series seems to be bouncing back and fourth between which timeline it’ll belong to, but we’re getting used to the new crew and we’re honestly ok with there being an alternate Trek timeline.
As for the TV show, well, in a world where The Flash TV Series can show fans alternate realities and timelines and appear as a totally different actor in Batman V Superman, then we reckon they’ll be able to deal with this.
And, in related news, Paramount has announced that Chris Hemsworth will be back in the fourth movie as George Kirk, father of Captain James T Kirk.
Fans may remember Hemsworth’s death at the beginning of the first in the new Star Trek movies, so what his involvement will be is a big mystery but the studio said he’s “a man he [Captain Kirk] never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born.”
It’s interesting and is making us wonder if, perhaps with time travel (?) which we know is a big part of the Trek universe, Kirk will meet his father and, if he does, could the new and old timelines converge? Just a thought.
Let us know your thoughts, guys…