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Chris Hemsworth made a brief appearance in the first installment of the Star Trek reboot in 2009. The hunky Aussie played George Kirk, the father of Captain James Kirk. His character perished while saving his wife, son and passengers of USS Kelvin from a Narada attack. According to a report, Hemsworth is set to return for the fourth movie.

One could easily assume that he’ll appear only in flashbacks, since his character is dead. However, director JJ Abrams reveals the fourth movie will bring together Pine and Hemsworth. Is some sort of time travel happening in the next film? Fingers crossed so. I’d love to see a Chris sandwich on the big screen. Wouldn’t you?

How do you think producers will bring back Hemsworth? Share your thoughts below.

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While promoting Star Trek Beyond in Australia, John Cho dropped a major bombshell. The 44-year-old actor stated Hikaru Sulu’s personal life will be revealed. His onscreen character is in a committed same-sex relationship, raising a daughter. With that, Sulu becomes the first LGBT character within the Star Trek franchise.

While the news was met almost universally with praise, there was one notable exception. George Takei, who played the character in the original 1960s series, isn’t a fan. He shared his disappointment in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

read his response after the jump

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The latest Star Trek installment is boldly going where no other film from the franchise has gone before. For the first time, one of the lead characters will be revealed as gay. John Cho, who plays Hikaru Sulu, broke the news while promoting Star Trek Beyond in Australia.

“I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out it, which is where I hope we are going as a species, to not politicize one’s personal orientations,” said Cho to The Herald Sun.

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There were two IMAX shots featured in Adele’s music video for “Hello.” However, the clip for Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer” becomes the first one to be shot entirely in IMAX. And the results are stunning.

Directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways), the sci-fi clip features the 28-year-old singer as a powerful space witch-like figure. Very fitting given the track is the official theme song for Star Trek Beyond. She later transforms herself into a celestial entity that comes face to face with the USS Starship.

“I have been a fan of ‘STAR TREK’ since I was a little girl. I loved the idea that it explored new territory and the unknown. So being able to be the first director to shoot a music video entirely with IMAX cameras and use this revolutionary technology to explore a different type of new territory was a dream come true” Floria Sigismondi said in a statement.

The epic clip is absolutely fitting for the equally epic ballad penned by Sia. This marks the first time RiRi has teamed up with the “Chandelier” singer since the massive hit “Diamonds.” This one has potential to reach the heights of their last collabo. Check out the visual below.

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Actor Anton Yelchin, best known for his role as Chekov in ‘Star Trek‘ and Zack ‘Alpha Dog,’ died early Sunday morning when he was pinned by his own car in his own driveway. He was supposed to meet his friends hours earlier for a rehearsal, and when the didn’t hear from him they went to his home and found him pinned between his car and his mailbox, attached to the driveway security gate. No statement has been released as to how this happened exactly, but foul play has been ruled out.

Yelchin was an only child and his Russian parents were professional figure skaters that moved to the U.S. when he was just a baby. Such a tragic and sad story – he was only 27 years old.

Watch a tribute of the talented actor’s work below. Rest in Peace, Anton.

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During their upfronts (I’ll post trailers for new shows later), CBS shared the first promotional video for their highly-anticipated Star Trek reboot. Don’t hold your breath for your favorite characters from the past to return, the teaser clip promises “new adventure, new crews, new villains, new heroes.”

“The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.” – CBS

The upcoming series comes from former Deep Space Nine writer Bryan Fuller. No cast announcements have been made yet, though CBS president Les Moonves coyly played with the audience. “You didn’t think we were going to show you the cast, did you?,” adding, “It’s too early for that.” The reboot will air sometime in early 2017. Check out the teaser clip below.

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Star Trek Beyond Releases First Teaser Trailer

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After directing the first two Star Trek reboots, J.J. Abrams steps down from the directing chair. He still, however, stays on as producer. Stepping into his place is Fast and Furious maestro, Justin Lin. Based on the first piece of footage, it appears the Lin era will be more comedic in tone. Smart move considering the lackluster reviews of Star Trek Into Darkness.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho all return to reprise their respective Trekkie role. Joining the franchise as this instalment’s villain is Idris Elba.

Check out the first teaser clip below which is set to the Beastie Boys 1994 hit, “Sabotage.” In addition to having a more lighthearted vibe, it seems Lin has amped up the action as well. Buckle up because the new film is going full warp speed ahead.

Star Trek Beyond beams into theaters on July 22, 2016. Check out the trailer below.

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CBS Developing New Star Trek Series

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Trekkies brace yourselves. A new Star Trek series is being developed over at CBS. The updated series will introduce new characters “seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966,” according to the press release.

Alex Kurtzman who worked on both the 2009 Star Trek feature film and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, will executive produce the new show. The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film, Star Trek Beyond, which hits theaters in summer 2016.

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