Thank the nerdy gods above for time travel!
We haven't even Star Trek-ed Beyond yet, but a fourth installment in the franchise is officially on its way, it was announced on Monday. Even better? Chris Hemsworth will be back as George Kirk, the late father of Chris Pine's Captain Kirk.
"In the next installment of the epic space adventure, Chris Pine's Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father," a press release from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot teases.
Hemsworth's Captain Kirk died before the opening credits rolled on 2009's Star Trek, heroically sacrificing his own life to save all those aboard his ship -- including his pregnant wife (played by Jennifer Morrison) and unborn son. That same movie dabbled in time travel, so it's not unlikely that would be the means by which the Kirks cross paths again.
The Chrises are confirmed, while the rest of the U.S.S. Enterprise is "expected" to return.
Meanwhile, Star Trek Beyond hits theaters on July 22 and the latest installment in the sci-fi saga is going multi-screen. Check out the immersive way you could be watching the movie -- thanks to the epic Barco Escape Experience -- in the video below.