Rumor: Garner as Spock’s Love Interest? March 16, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Rumor,ST09 Cast , trackback
Well the latest rumor comes from Star Magazine, so bear that in mind as you read it. And here it is:
SPOCK LOVES JEN GARNER!
Star has learned exclusively that in the new Star Trek film, which is a prequel to the original hit series, the outwardly emotionless vulcan Mr. Spock has a love interest! Not only would Jen, 34, "be just the right person for Star Trek because she’s a chameleon," an insider says, but the film’s director, J.J. Abrams, cast her on Alias and has a history of giving jobs to people he worked with before! Beam her up!
TrekMovie.com has not been able to get confirmation or denial on this one. However we have long noted that there is likely to be a romantic element of the film if you just look back at how Abrams, Orci and Kurtzman have strong female characters and romance in most of their work. In M:I:3 they even got Tom Cruise’s Ethen Hunt married. The surprise here is that it is Spock and not Kirk getting the lady. Garner does seem to have a gap in her schedule between the movie she is currently filming and another slated for 2009 release so that part is at least plausible, and we know JJ has her number.
UPDATE: Here is a scan…
Regardless of the truth, this (and other recent rumors) shows how the new team behindTrek XI and the return to classic characters has moved the buzz machine Hollywood up a level from recent Trek films.