I remember watching the J J Abrams version of Star Trek in 2009 and seeing Chris Hemsworth for the first time. It was obvious that he had a great screen presence and was going to go on to bigger things… that happened very quickly.
Abrams isn't directing the Star Trek films anymore, but he still works as a producer while Justin Lin has taken over directing. And Abrams has told Scott Mantz that if there is a fourth Star Trek… and every indication is that there will be… it would bring back the Thor star in the role of George Kirk.
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) July 15, 2016