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Paramount announces 4th ‘Star Trek’ film, Hemsworth return

July 18, 2016
FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, Chris Hemsworth arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Huntsman: Winter's War" at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Paramount Pictures announced Monday, July 18, 2016, a fourth “Star Trek” film with Hemsworth returning to the rebooted franchise. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount Pictures has announced a fourth “Star Trek” film with Chris Hemsworth returning to the rebooted franchise.

The studio said Monday the next chapter in the sci-fi saga will focus on Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk crossing paths with the father he never met. Hemsworth, who appeared in the 2009 “Star Trek,” will reprise his role as Kirk’s father, George Kirk.

No title or release date was announced.

The third film the series, “Star Trek Beyond,” hits theaters Friday. In that film, “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin takes over for J.J. Abrams. No director was announced for the next “Star Trek” sequel.

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