Given that things seem to be moving so fast in the Kelvinverse, will it work out like this? Kirk and company steal the Enterprise-A from base ahead of schedule and against orders, before it's fully fitted out, after receiving a message from his father, who is hanging out somewhere with Spock's half brother and whose motives may not be as pure as Kirk believes. It seems like the whole AR franchise revolves around Daddy. '09: Kirk loses biological dad, gains surrogate dad ID: Kirk loses surrogate dad, emulates biological dad Beyond: Kirk surpasses biological dad (age and career), doesn't mention surrogate dad, becomes his own man (grows up) and fights who he was going to become (Krall) if he let himself sink into bitterness and disillusion. So it follows that the next film could be Kirk VS his dad (or heck, maybe mirror universe George Kirk). After all this time wanting to be his dad, maybe he doesn't any more.