Yep. According to Mark Wahlberg himself, he was almost in “Star Trek”. Who would he have played? In an interview, he said J.J. Abrams asked him to play Captain Kirk’s father, a role that went to Chris Hemsworth. Though he was only in the film at the start, it was a very memorable role, one that, along with ‘Thor”, helped kick start Hemsworth’s career.

Wahlberg said he couldn’t understand “the words of the dialogue or anything”.

I’m kind of glad he turned the role down. I love Wahlberg, but in roles like he had in “The Departed”, not for more emotional stuff.

Speaking of ST, “Star Trek Into Darkness” comes out this year and stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and more.

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