Cinescape recently received an Affleck-centric piece of gossip that’s just too entertaining not to share. Keep in mind that this is all unfounded conjecture at this point, but how would you guys like to see Ben Affleck as … Captain Kirk?!?!
From Cinescape: "Some others had heard that Ben has also been talking to Paramount about possibly playing a lead role in a new Star Trek film from J.J Abrams. Apparently Abrams is coming down to visit the set in a few weeks, to visit Michelle Monaghan, whom he directed in Mission: Impossible 3, so that might add some more fuel to the fire. If it comes off, he’s apparently playing the hero. Don’t know if that’s Captain Kirk or some other nameless male protagonist…but that’s the gist of it."
There’s also some chit-chat about Affleck signing on for a second Jack Ryan adventure ("Red Rabbit"), so head on over and see if you believe this report. Me, I’ll wait for a confirmation before I share my own opinion. (I do think Affleck gets a lot of undeserved scorn, anyway.)