"Star Trek XI" Casting Development: Who's In Line To Play Kirk, Spock, and McCoy?

by | February 26, 2007 | Comments

IGN Movies has been doing some snooping on behalf of all you Trekkies (and Trekkers) out there, and they know which three major stars are in talks to play the young Starfleet officers in "Star Trek XI"!

IGN’s super scooper Stax has received confirmation from studio sources that the key actors currently in talks to play Kirk, Spock, and McCoy in the J.J. Abrams-helmed pic are…drumroll please…Matt Damon, Adrien Brody, and Gary Sinise, respectively. According to the report, the three actors are "the closest to being cast, with Damon’s talks said to be further along than the rest."


Damon as Kirk, Brody as Spock, Sinise as McCoy…can you imagine it?

Damon has long been rumored to play the young Kirk, although the plot of "Star Trek XI" and even the very idea of it being a prequel are as-yet-unconfirmed speculations. Many believe the film will definitely pick up with familiar "Star Trek" characters during a pre-Enterprise, Starfleet academy time period. Director J.J. Abrams is being notoriously tight-lipped about plot details, but did reveal last month that a first draft of the script (by "Transformers" scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) was complete.

But that’s not all! IGN also reports that a few other key characters may be filled out by familiar faces, including "Lost"’s Daniel Dae Kim (as Sulu) and "The Last King of Scotland"’s James McAvoy (employing his native Scottish accent in the role of — who else? — Scotty).

While a release date has yet to be announced, it is believed that "Star Trek XI" will hit theaters in 2008.

Source: IGN Movies

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