Chris Hemsworth Reveals Why He Turned Down Star Trek 4

The next installment of the Star Trek film franchise continues to move farther out of reach.

The long-awaited and mostly-rumored Star Trek 4 announced a director, and just as quickly, the project was shelved as contract negotiations stalled between Paramount Pictures and the film’s stars, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Then the film’s director, SJ Clarkson, also left to pursue another project.

Now, in an interview with Variety, Chris Hemsworth, George Kirk in the Kelvin Timeline Star Trek films, has revealed that he isn’t interested in going back to Star Trek either...yet. In the years since Hemsworth first starred as Captain Kirk’s ill-fated father, Hemsworth has accumulated dozens of new credits and proved himself as one of Hollywood’s biggest and most bankable stars. His most recent outing, Avengers: Endgame, smashed box office records around the globe. But it wasn’t money that has stopped Hemsworth from returning to Star Trek. He told Variety that he wasn’t sold on the script, saying, “I didn’t feel like we landed on a reason to revisit that yet. I didn’t want to be underwhelmed by what I was going to bring to the table.”

He said “yet”.

All is not lost for Star Trek 4, however, as Quentin Tarantino said earlier this month that he plans to revisit the idea of a Star Trek movie, later this summer.

Alison Pitt