25 February 2013 12:21 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Some things happen for a reason, others don't. I would like to think Mark Wahlberg turning down the role playing Captain Kirk's father in Star Trek was a sign of something not happening for a good reason. The role eventually went to Chris Hemsworth who, at the time, wasn't the name he is now. He hadn't yet made Thor or The Avengers and once Thor came around, for the longest time he was referenced as the guy that played Kirk's father in Star Trek. I don't say this as an insult to Wahlberg or to prop Hemsworth up, I say it because I think it's important for movies to realize that "big star" doesn't always mean "better". Stars can take the attention off the plot, particularly in cameo roles and in this case Wahblerg feels like he would have taken away too much of the attention. Alternatively, I still remember »

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