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McAvoy NOT Approached For Scotty

Just a quick follow-up to last week’s article on James McAvoy playing Scotty in Star Trek XI. TrekMovie.com has spoken to McAvoy’s publicist Rupert Fowler and he says there is no truth to the original story in the Sunday Mail. "He has not been approached there have been no meetings or conversations," says Fowler. He suggested that the rumor may stem from McAvoy being a "massive Star Trek fan" and since he is Scottish someone just put those things together and voila…a good rumor. It is of course still possible that someone at Paramount is considering McAvoy but has yet to contact him. However TrekMovie has also not been able to get any confirmation of this rumor from the Paramount side, and are told that no one is being signed until after the film gets a budget.

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Toonoon
February 2, 2007 10:50 am

I’ve met James once before and although I can’t confirm or deny the rumour, I can tell you that his publicist isn’t bullshitting to curry favour with Paramount, because the primary topic of our conversation was Star Trek.

StillKirok
February 2, 2007 11:13 am

I still think he’s a bit young for Scotty.

Mazzer
February 2, 2007 2:00 pm

So where’s the CBS trailer for Doomsday Machine? I thought we were going to see this before Journey to Babel airs…

Holo J
February 2, 2007 2:04 pm

Anthony I dont know if you or any onr anyone else here has read this regarding Scotty in the movie… I thought its was worth a mention

Check out the link
http://www.sfx.co.uk/page/sfx?entry=scotty_the_next_generation

Michael Appleton
February 2, 2007 2:47 pm

#4 Yes, but one key question: Can Chris Doohan act? I like how he doesn’t list that attribute. It’s astounding how many people want to be considered for acting roles but without the training, experience or talent to back it up. It would be like walking into a court of law, looking at the judge, and proclaiming, “I’m going to defend myself! Law School? No, I never went, but why should that matter?” It is show BUSINESS after all; why should Paramount risk millions of dollars on a movie and then practice nepotism? Gawd, the ego on some people!

February 2, 2007 5:01 pm

Mazzer, I’d be willing to bet they’re going to be working on that episode right up to the last possible moment.

T Negative
February 2, 2007 5:38 pm

#3
That’s what I thought as well. Where’s our Doomsday Preview!!!

Agree with Scott #6, they are still working on it most likely.

February 2, 2007 5:53 pm

You guys! Sit tight, the Doomsday trailer will come in time :) They’re definitely pulling out all sorts of stops with that episode. And we get Dochterman’s too. You all know we TOS fans are getting spoiled here.

EdDR
February 2, 2007 9:25 pm

Give Paul McGillion from Stargate Atlantis a shot at the Scotty role, he has the right look and he does act and he is Scottish also.

I told you so
February 3, 2007 9:53 am

Peeps, please integrate this experience into your common sense.
When the ONLY source of a showbiz rumour is a British tabloid it is unadulterated BS.

Trevok
February 4, 2007 1:47 pm

9 good idea and he’ll proberly be a damb lot cheaper.
LLAP

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