Mark Wahlberg could have been Kirk’s dad in Star Trek

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Mark Wahlberg was once offered a role by JJ Abrams to portray James T Kirk’s father, George Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek reboot.

I remember him asking me to play Captain Kirk’s father in ‘Star Trek’ and I tried to read the script and I didn’t understand the words, the dialogue or anything… I said, ‘I couldn’t do this. I think you’re really talented, but I couldn’t do it.’ Then I saw the movie and I was like ‘Holy sh*t, he did a great job.’ I probably wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to work with J.J. again. So, if he wanted me to do something that I couldn’t fully understand, I’d probably give it a shot.

The role of ultimately went to Chris Helmsworth who later became Thor and an Avenger.

JJ Abrams is going to direct Star Wars… Could Wahlberg possibly be in the upcoming Star Wars? What are your thoughts? Do you think Wahlberg would had made a good George Kirk?

Star Trek Into Darkness opens in theaters on May 17th, 2013 in IMAX and 3D.

Source: Total Film

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