Mark Wahlberg Says He Almost Had Chris Hemsworth's Role In STAR TREK

Mark Wahlberg Says He Almost Had Chris Hemsworth's Role In STAR TREK

Mark Walhberg recalls discussing the role of Captain Kirk’s father with director J.J. Abrams for the first Star Trek film. A role that eventually went to Chris Hemsworth and probably helped him land the role of Thor.

"I love J.J. Abrams. I've only seen the original Star Wars when I was a kid. My dad really wasn't into sci-fi so I grew up watching Cagney, Steve McQueen, John Garfield, Robert Ryan - movies like the one I just made, Broken City. But I'm interested in seeing what J.J. did [on Star Trek into Darkness]. I remember him asking me to play Captain Kirk's father in Star Trek and I tried to read the script and I couldn't understand the words, or the dialogue or anything so I said, 'I couldn't do this, I think you're really talented but I can't do it.' And then I saw the movie and I said holy [shite], he did a great job. So I think he'll do something spectacular [with Star Wars] and I probably wouldn't pass up another opportunity to work with J.J. again so if he wanted me to do something and I couldn't fully understand, I would probably give it a shot."

Perhaps the role of George Kirk in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek helped Chris Hemsworth land the role of Thor and perhaps it did not. In previous interviews conducted while Into Darkness was still filming, Hemsworth has stated that he would be open to returning to the role in a flashback if Abrams asked so there's a small chance the God of Thunder could cameo.

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Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: May 17 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto John Cho, Peter Weller, Karl Urban and Chris Pine
Directed by: JJ Abrams
Written by: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Damon Lindelof (screenplay),Roberto Orci (screenplay), Gene Roddenberry (tv series "Star Trek")

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

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Filed Under "Star Trek" 2/25/2013 Source: Total Film
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SpoonWielder - 2/25/2013, 5:15 AM
Oh man, can you imagine Marky Mark as Kirk's dad? But then again Winona Ryder was Spock's mom...
Dayman - 2/25/2013, 5:34 AM
Chris Hemsworth was perfect as Kirk's dad. They look very similar! I really thought it was Chris Pine at the beginning when I first saw it!!
superotherside - 2/25/2013, 5:35 AM
Chris was great in that role even if it was for only a few seconds.
ABLEE337 - 2/25/2013, 5:37 AM
subzero1077 - 2/25/2013, 5:39 AM
@CubanRaftRider - I agree worst actor ever... next to Nic Cage.
marvel72 - 2/25/2013, 5:42 AM
i see mark wahlberg pissed up on the graham norton show,what a prick.
Facade - 2/25/2013, 5:43 AM
Dear god, NO! It almost seems like he's asking for a part.
RonSwanson - 2/25/2013, 6:22 AM
Oh god no. Please stop putting this terrible actor in front of a camera, please.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/25/2013, 6:23 AM
that's all you will always be, an "almost" actor. stick to modelling, marky mark.
TMP - 2/25/2013, 6:49 AM
I'm going to assume that none of you guys have seen The Departed, because Wahlberg kicked ass in that:
RonSwanson - 2/25/2013, 7:05 AM
@TMP That video isn't doing your argument any favors. That thick ass Boston accent is ugly as hell, and he can't seem to ditch it in any roles he's ever played. The only movie he's ever been good in was Boogie Nights, were he played a good-looking idiot.
shamo - 2/25/2013, 7:31 AM
lol @ Whalberg can't act.

anyone who says Mark is POOR actor clearly hasn't seen The Departed or ANY [frick]ING MOVIE HE HAS BEEN IN.

well i'm exagarating because he was trash in The Happening. but The Departed, The FIghter and Four Brothers were all impressive performances among others.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/25/2013, 7:31 AM
the fighter??? ain't that the movie, that had everyone else nominated for an oscar EXCEPT him, AND HE WAS THE LEAD [frick]ING CHARACTER. hahahaha. lmbo.
ndwwrestler2 - 2/25/2013, 7:57 AM
Mark Whalberg is a good actor. Not a great actor, not a terrible actor, but a good solid actor.

JatevinM - 2/25/2013, 8:25 AM
I love how all of a sudden people are calling great actors and actresses hacks and saying that they should stop getting work. I mean seriously these are critically acclaimed actors who have the body of work to back up their talent. Let me know when one of you are up for an Oscar or a Golden Globe.
QuietStorm - 2/25/2013, 8:30 AM

I put my Oscar in between the Mrs Golden Globes last night! HEY-OOOOOOOOO!
JatevinM - 2/25/2013, 8:40 AM
QuietStorm@ You probably thought that was funny
QuietStorm - 2/25/2013, 8:54 AM
@JATEVINM And you probably think that people with oscars and golden globes are actually posting on this site. Take a chill pill.
StormLoganSummers - 2/25/2013, 8:58 AM
He was magnificent in Ted.
nach1wan - 2/25/2013, 12:03 PM
thank god it didnt, still.. it wasnt that much of a character
phenomenon313 - 2/25/2013, 12:45 PM
Say hello to your mothership for me
Dayman - 2/25/2013, 1:03 PM
@AlexTheKaiser he is! but only in the beginning for about 5-10 minutes
bbarber2323 - 2/25/2013, 4:49 PM
@maninthecoldsweat....haters like you crack me up. You can talk a grip of shit on a comic book website about a guy whos an academy award nominated actor/millionaire, all while having a gay tshirt model as your avatar. You must be one successful douche bag!!
bbarber2323 - 2/25/2013, 4:55 PM too must be successful. I mean,that juice monkey in ur avatar is you I assume?? Boy that sure is impressive. Im sure every GUY here is so glad you chose that picture to share. Its a comic book movie sitebro...not a gay comic book movie site. Wow...just realized you homos are true haters. Must be a pink team thing??
soaponapope - 2/25/2013, 9:50 PM
hes a good actor but that would have been an awful miscast. marky mark with his bawstan accent
nach1wan - 2/27/2013, 4:15 AM
[frick]ing troll

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