"Paramount had J.J. Abrams reveal the long-awaited fourth "Star Trek" film set in the Kelvin Timeline is once again moving forward, with "the original cast" set to return — an announcement that came as surprising news to many, not least of all the cast themselves."
"The original plan was to bring back Chis Hemsworth as James Kirk's father, George Kirk, who had perished in the prologue to Abrams' "Star Trek." Progress slowed after "Beyond" underperformed at the box office, but the movie showed new signs of life when S.J. Clarkson ("Jessica Jones") signed on to direct in 2018. In the end, though, that iteration of "Star Trek 4" fell apart after Pine and Hemsworth ended their talks, with the "Thor" actor later claiming it had less to do with salary (as was reported at the time) and more to do with him being unhappy with the script." From Slashfilm.com Click here for more.