Chris Hemsworth Opens Up About Why He Turned Down Star Trek 4

Take yourself back in time to a day when Chris Hemsworth wasn’t a household name. This was around a decade or so ago, before the days of Thor and before the Marvel Cinematic Universe had taken off properly. He was just a young actor trying to make his way through the biz as best he could, and it was in that climate that he found a role on J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot.

No, he obviously didn’t land the job of James Kirk (that honor went to another Chris of the Pine variety), but instead played George Kirk, James’ father. It was a touching opening scene where his acting chops first came to light, and in the years since then, we’ve heard rumors that he could be returning to reprise his role in a time-hopping story that unites father and son once again.

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However, that movie took a nosedive, with rumors pointing to the actors not signing on for one reason or another. Now, in a recent interview with Variety, Hemsworth revealed why he personally didn’t sign on.

“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.”

This comment contradicts rumors last year that both he and Pine walked away due to salary disputes, but this does seem to paint the actors in a much better light. Perhaps they were just trying to retain the integrity of a relatively solid franchise. It’s a shame Paramount can’t seem to figure out a way to get this thing off the ground.

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