Hemsworth On “Star Trek 4,” Bond & More Thor
Chris Hemsworth leads two blockbusters this summer with the still in cinemas “Avengers: Endgame” and the upcoming “Men in Black: International” next month.
As part of an extensive new interview with Variety, the handsome Australian discussed several other projects from his past and his potential future and in the process shot down some rumors.
First up, yes he was linked to return to the role of James Kirk’s father in the fourth film of Abrams-era “Star Trek” after playing the role briefly in the opening of the 2009 reboot. That film has now stalled, mainly due to Hemsworth and Chris Pine dropping out due to what was said to be a salary dispute.
Here, the actor says he’s not interested in coming back because he sees no value in it:
The film is now on the backburner as the franchise is blossoming on streaming and also waiting to see whether the proposed Quentin Tarantino Trek film will take off.
Hemsworth says he’s also open to James Bond talk, but is throwing his weight behind a former co-star:
He also confirmed that his role in 2016’s “Ghostbusters” reboot almost didn’t happen as he nearly pulled out the night before shooting because the film’s director Paul Feig promised script changes that didn’t happen. Ultimately he stayed because he was promised a lot of improvisation opportunity – turning it into one of the best parts of the film.
He does, however, confirm the online trolling of the film still gets him down:
The actor was also briefly up for the roles of Gambit in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and Duke in “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra,” ultimately losing out on them to Taylor Kitsch and Channing Tatum respectively. Getting rejected for those meant he went up for Thor and he says he’s still interested in playing that character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but isn’t sure where things will go from here:
We’re not sure what’s going to happen with the character and probably won’t know until Marvel unveils its Phase 4 plans later this year.