Mark Wahlberg Was Almost Captain Kirk’s Father In ‘Star Trek’

As you know, J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot dealt with alternate timelines within the fictional universe, but did you know that the movie itself had an alternate timeline, one where Mark Wahlberg starred as George Kirk, father of James T.?

When the actor spoke with Total Film recently about his latest film “Broken City,” he revealed that Abrams had offered him the role, but Wahlberg ultimately turned it down because he couldn’t understand the dialogue in the script.

“I remember him asking me to play Captain Kirk’s father in ’Star Trek,’ Wahlberg said. “I tried to read the script and I didn’t understand the words of the dialogue or anything. I said, ’I couldn’t do this. I think you’re really talented, but I couldn’t do it.’ ”

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