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Comic Con: Abrams Confirms Nimoy and Quinto – Still Wants Shatner + New Poster [UPDATED + Photos] July 26, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

Highlights from Comic Con panel on  (2008):

UPDATE: Watch the video

More quotes from Abrams, Quinto and Nimoy below

Abrams opening remarks on franchise, script, and why he chose to direct:

It is an amazing honor to be here talking about Star Trek. We go into production in November. It is an incredible thing. Obviously this is a series that I loved as a kid. While I was always, sort of honestly, more of a Star Wars kid than a Star Trek kid…I love Trek. The excitement for us is the ability for us to take this amazing world that Gene Roddenberry created – which is remarkable – and these incredible characters and show them in a way you haven’t seen them. It’s tricky because this matters to so many people and you can’t screw this up and it is sort of a tightrope on the one hand, but I was producing this movie and not directing it. But when I read the script I realized I was going to be so damn jealous of anyone directing this movie. It wasn’t the movie because I drank the Kool-aid and loved Star Trek, it is because the script was great. It was because characters were amazing and it was alive and funny and scary and an adventure. I showed it to my wife who is the last person who would be into Trek and she read it and said ‘you should direct this movie.’ So we went to Paramount and we said this is what we wanted to do and we are just honored to be here and do this. We are obviously a long way away…there is another comic con plus six months before the movie comes out.

Abrams on Shatner and new Kirk casting:

The thing about casting Trek is how do you possibly top or even match the cast of The Original Series…and that is really where this film takes place. William Shatner…I have met him a number of times and he is the greatest. We are desperately trying to find a way to put him in this movie. The truth is: it needs to be worthy of him – it needs to be worthy of you – it needs to be worthy to the movie. We cannot just shove him in. It would be a disaster. You would hate it, he wouldn’t like it…it would be bad. So we are on that. And we are looking for a Kirk, cause that’s tough too. So Kirks?…any ideas for Kirks? We are taking Kirk names.

Abrams introducing Nimoy

It it going to be an amazing honor to get to say action and cut to this gentlemen. He is going to put the pointed ears on one more time for Star Trek. Ladies and gentlemen Leonard Nimoy

Quinto (on if his performance will be influenced by Nimoy)

As much as he wants it to be I supposed. It is pretty incredible to be part of something so iconic and to be doing with the support and involvement of the man who created the role is a true honor. I certainly intend to bring my own spin on it and working with these guys I am sure we will find that. But it is really nice to know that he is behind it himself.

Nimoy on Quinto and Script

People are asking me why I am doing this movie and think the answer is pretty simple. We have a great director and a wonderful actor playing the young Spock. The answer is that it was logical. By the way I should mention this is a fabulous script…this is going to be a great movie. And I mean that, I don’t say these things lightly. It is a wonderful script and great team putting it together.

 


Director JJ Abrams w/ his Spocks (Quinto and Nimoy)


Exec. producers: Bryan Burk, Stratton Leopold, Roberto Orci (co-writer), Alex Kurtzman (writer) and producer Damon Lindelof

 

Comments

1. Chuck Amuck - July 26, 2007

No Kirk cast yet? Well that’s disappointing.

Oh well, Nimoy and Qunito confirmed and a new poster. Awesome! :)

2. Excalbian - July 26, 2007

Excellent! We may yet see elder Kirk one last time! There are always possibilities…

3. Tim Handrahan - July 26, 2007

Shatner to return? YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. Paul Martin - July 26, 2007

Seriously sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. MP - July 26, 2007

JAMIE BAMBER as KIRK!!!

JAMIE BAMBER as KIRK!!!

JAMIE BAMBER as KIRK!!!

JAMIE BAMBER as KIRK!!!

JAMIE BAMBER as KIRK!!!

Oh come on folks back me up!!!

6. Lou - July 26, 2007

woot!!!!!!!1

7. Roadblock - July 26, 2007

I was expecting… more. Well, at least we gots our Spock nailed down.

8. TholianHata - July 26, 2007

Nimoy as Spock, eh? Now I’m more interested in Shatner returning than ever. If we’re getting any of the original cast as their original character, I’d like to see Kirk’s death put right.

9. Captain Pike - July 26, 2007

I was hoping for a bit more too, but it’s still early days. They can make all the casting announcements they want – I’m not going to get overwrought about it until it’s in the theatres.
I got seriously excited about Enterprise based on it’s pre-launch publicity – “TOS Prequel Yahoo!”. And it sucked wind uphill.

10. THEETrekMaster - July 26, 2007

Excellent news. I was not big on Quinto at first, but the more I see him the more I think he’s the right choice for young Spock.

I think…I hope…JJ has this thing on the right track!

11. fred - July 26, 2007

yeah me to i wound love to see kirk brought back from the dead, im very pleased the qunito is playing spock i bloody good choice and its nice to hear jj ask us the fans who shound play young kirk

12. Craig - July 26, 2007

It would be cool having Shatner in the movie but how can they still get him in the movie if the script is already writen? I guess they could still do some revisions? What about Shatner playing Kirk’s father, George Kirk? Also this movie doesn’t have anything to do with Shatner’s “The Return” series?

13. Dr. Image - July 26, 2007

HISTORY in the MAKING!!!!
Oh, to be there!

14. M - July 26, 2007

this early to production, and they don’t have the two lead roles cast yet?? what’s the holdup with Shatner? Somehow I doubt that Abrams wanted to make this “major casing announcement” without Kirk in hand — something is definitely not good here.

15. Captain Robert April - July 26, 2007

Hey, Jamie Bamber is an awesome suggestion!!! He could easily fill the roll!

BSG is rumored to end after this season as well. Would he be available?

Quinto is a good choice. Nimoy as Spock is a bonus!

16. Paul Martin - July 26, 2007

Half midnight, so happy! Another whisky!!!! :)

17. Ted - July 26, 2007

#7 Roadblock — I agree.

I was hoping Abrams would give us some totally new information that was not already being bandied about as a rumor…I guess the fact that Abrams confirmed he wants Shatner could be considered new.

But having said that, I suppose the confirmation of the rumors about Quinto and Nimoy is still pretty cool.

18. Captain Robert April - July 26, 2007

oops, role….

19. hitch1969© - July 26, 2007

Yo diggity check it…. Dat Kurt Russell and dem blokes bettah find a way to gets me main geezah Shatner into dis joint, aiiiiight!

Good news overall, though. I’m excited.

BREAST!!

=h=

20. Paul Martin - July 26, 2007

He’s no salami!!!

21. nexus - July 26, 2007

I love Star Trek, I think people want something new. I just hope this movie has something to bring in new viewers. Kirk has had his time. I’m just worried that it’s going to look like a fancy TOS episode and they would then really struggle to bring in new viewers that they want. Don’t get me wrong I’m not picking on TOS but I want Star Trek to go on forever and I think you need totally new stuff to make non-trek people interested

22. Al - July 26, 2007

Kirk and Spock just before Generations – a bit of CGI smoothing and easy.

23. Kevin - July 26, 2007

Okay, so they’ve pretty much just confirmed everything I already pretty much thought. Though the fact that they are trying to find a way to bring Shatner in is great news to me. I didn’t expect young Kirk to be cast yet. There’s been no rumors yet (since Damon) and as we have seen, it’s difficult to keep a secret when it comes to these kinds of things. The trick is weeding out all the crap.

I was still hoping to hear more about the direction they plan on going with the look and what not.

I still think the fact that they’re not going to do a full on reboot is very promising.

BTW, there isn’t enough bandwith to keep up with all the people who’ve come here to find out.

24. Ky-Malairn - July 26, 2007

With Abrams and his team looking to revise the script to include Shatner I would think that suggests the framework of this film taking place before the events of Generations. At a point where they could rather easily drop in Shats next to Nimoy.

To include a rescue and resurrection would, I think ,probably be a major rewrite at this point.

Nimoy back. Shatner possibly… things are looking good.

That new poster… M Very meh. Looks like an ad from a 1967 TV Guide.

Ky-Malairn

25. hitch1969© - July 26, 2007

The fact of the matter is that a sure home run for these guys would be to get Shatner. In that scenario, I see this being the biggest Trek movie, ever, hands down. Shatner of course knows this, so they are going to have to PAY to PLAY. Literally, they are going to get what they pay for in this instance. Shatner is the difference between the franchise living and dying, as he always was.

Nah dudes, I’m just bullshitting, I don’t anything about this sort of thing. But its what I feel in my heart. And I am ALWAYS right that way.

BEST!!

=h=

26. CmdrR. - July 26, 2007

Spock and Zpock in the same flick. I’m happy. Can’t wait for the next nugget.
Jamie Bamber is a fine actor with a bright future. Could be… but, there are lots of good ones on the table.

27. may - July 26, 2007

Any news on other characters (McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, etc.)? Are they even being cast?
MayDay

28. VOODOO - July 26, 2007

GREAT NEWS!!!!

Nimoy is in !!!

Shatner may be in!!!

This is the best day in the ST universe in 16 years.

My interest in this film just went up 1000%

J.J. get the Shat back in ST.

29. johnny - July 26, 2007

I have some hope yet!! Shatner back as Kirk and Kirk no longer dead. They could be working out how to fix the grave wrongs of “Generations”. Maybe my Star Trek is coming back!! Maybe I will no longer have to pretend that Kirk is alive! Please let this happen.

30. LK - July 26, 2007

I’m not sold on Jamie Bamber– but you know what? I really don’t have any better ideas. Surprise us, J.J.! (Oh, wait, that’s what today was for… : )

31. LK - July 26, 2007

That sounded snide; sorry. Of course this is all great news so far!!
I want to know about the look and production design — what are they doing to OUR ship?

32. chancellorjake - July 26, 2007

How about Jensen Ackles for Kirk?

33. Brian - July 26, 2007

Shot of Quinto and Nimoy over at Ain’t It Cool….also….Karen Allen is in Indy IV!

34. omf - July 26, 2007

21: Agreed. This is a huge opportunity to refresh the franchise and make it meaningful for new generations. I hope this isn’t a sign that the movie will be pandering to the hardcore fans at the expense of the future. I’m hoping that J.J.A. and the others involved know better than to do this, but I’m a bit more worried now than I was yesterday.

35. Greg2600 - July 26, 2007

Glad to see J.J. is still working on getting Shatner back in it as Kirk. My feeling is that Nimoy is being quite the cheerleader in this respect. I also think the Web fever over this issue has definitely gotten back to Abrams. You have to think it’s difficult enough to get old Spock into this. Hopefully they’ll figure something out. I also think they are more concerned with writing old Kirk in to the script and make it interesting and worthwhile to Shatner and the fans, than simply getting around Generations continuity. Again, this is hollywood, and to tell a bunch of film makers they can’t add something cool into a movie because of some canon, they aren’t going to be swayed off that easily. Good luck to J.J. and team.

36. Nelson - July 26, 2007

Just got home and saw the news. Good news, though how weird is that, 2 Spocks! Great news that they hope to get Shatner in the film. I hope they succeed.

I like the new logo, very retro.

37. Ted - July 26, 2007

So in which time period do you think the Nimoy-as-Spock parts of this movie will take place…Post-Nemesis?

38. Sean Graff - July 26, 2007

Nimoy as Spock, what’s the deal here then, not a reboot afterall?

39. steve623 - July 26, 2007

As an old TOSer (ha ha), I’m very pleased with the way everything’s been handled so far. You get a feel for these things via the casting, and Quinto felt right. Including Nimoy and trying to include Shatner is beyond classy, and the ultra-retro poster art shows an embracing of what people loved before and not an attempt to hold it at arm’s length *ahem*Berman*ahem* So, I approve, J.J. I know you were holding your breath awaiting my approval :-)

40. Woulfe - July 26, 2007

Love the news !

Love the poster !

Poster is on desktop right now ;)

– W –
* Retro is in, didn’t you get the memo ? *

41. cosmo crazy - July 26, 2007

That poster is great,now we need the movie to back it up!

42. Greg2600 - July 26, 2007

22 – Al, I could be wrong, but I’m not sure that Nimoy would go for being CGI’d into a younger look. And to do both he and Shatner, might be a bit costly. The DirecTV add was cool, but pretty goofy looking. In terms of the time period for the old Spock (and possibly Kirk), much of that depends on how they will interact with the younger versions. You have to assume this will happen, right? Would it not be a waste to get Nimoy and possibly Shatner just for a flashback?

32 – Jensen Ackles is a favorite of mine as well, love Supernatural. Not sure if they’d be able to squeeze him in with that show’s schedule, as they already have to work around Quinto. Shatner’s schedule is an issue if he gets the part written in, but you’d have to think it would be much less screen time. I would submit Justin Chatwin (a Canadian), from War of the Worlds, and had a powerful guest role on Lost in a John Locke flashback.

43. Ted - July 26, 2007

#38 Sean Graff:

Who, except the press and some disgruntled fanboys, ever stated that this would be a reboot? Everything Abrams, Kurtzman, and Orci have said has indicated this would fit in with established Trek history, although some of the asthetic — the ‘look’ — would be re-imagined.

44. Sean Graff - July 26, 2007

No one ever stated it would be, I just kinda hoped it would be, now I just gotta cross my fingers and hope they can wedge more prequel into the existing continuity and do it better than the terrible two did.

45. DavidJ - July 26, 2007

I’m not surprised there wasn’t a young Kirk announcement. It almost certainly would have been leaked already like Quinto’s was.

And if they are going to bring Kirk back, I’d rather they just COMPLETELY IGNORE Generations rather than attempt a convoluted explanation for his return.

46. Cranston - July 26, 2007

I’m a little bit disappointed — this is just more or less what we already knew or suspected. I really, really wanted to see some production artwork — specifically the Enterprise design (even if it’s still provisional at this point).

Still, I’m tentatively optimistic about the project. A lot of it will come down to how good the script is.

47. Rastaman - July 26, 2007

JAMIE BAMBER is not a bad suggestion.

While I would prefer to see Matt Damon instead of Jamie Bamber as Kirk, I think JJ is more likely to go with Bamber.

I found this picture of Bamber floating weightless in a golden tunic. Don’t tell me you can’t picture him in the Captain’s chair already:

http://blog.project76.tv/Images/5nvPQu_bamber01.jpg

48. Kobayashi Maru - July 26, 2007

“I don’t believe in the no win scenario.”
This is a great day in Star Trek and the hope for the return of Shatner at least tells us that JJ’s heart is in the right place!
Casting Kirk though, may require an unknown, I can’t come up with anyone well-known under 35. The part requires some gravitas.
I would submit Christian Bale, if he wasn’t Batman already, I don’t knnow, Shatner casts a long shadow.
Has Shatner made any suggestions?

49. Greg2600 - July 26, 2007

45 – Exactly DavidJ. My assumption is they are trying to work Shatner in as a meaningful part of the story, as they likely already have with Nimoy. A matter of putting old Kirk in without breaking the script. Very commonplace in screen writing. If I were them, the more important how is how to get old Spock and possibly Kirk into this story, and interact with the younger versions potentially, not how to get around Generations. Because Berman, Braga and Moore thoughtfully put Kirk’s Enterprise-B mishap immediately after ST VI, it would require extensive CGI work on both actors to keep Generations continuity. The easiest and IMO only way to bring Shatner back, as Kirk, is to ignore Generations (possibly offering an explanation in the form of a comic book or something or other down the road). I’m also not sensing Shatner would be written in as George Kirk, Sr. These guys seem too excited at the thought of working with Nimoy and Shatner as their original roles to do that.

50. The Realist - July 26, 2007

5. MP – July 26, 2007 I’ll back you up!

51. JC - July 26, 2007

MR ABRAMS , IF YOU RE READING THIS …JOSH DUHAMEL AS KIRK. My suggestion .Thank you.

52. John N - July 26, 2007

Jamie Bamber is an excellent actor. I’d be intrigued by that choice…. :)

53. Jerry Goldsmith - July 26, 2007

“Abrams says they are still working on figuring out a way to get Shatner into the film”

Hi JJ, Send me an email or post your dilemma here. I am sure we can help…

Seriously, I hope it is money and not the script they are having issues with.

54. Sean4000 - July 26, 2007

I smell a holodeck recreation. Yuck!

55. Kirk is Alive - July 26, 2007

Is there any doubt at this point that both Nimoy AND Shatner will appear in this film?

I am very happy with today’s news.

The return of the legendary Leonard Nimoy + the (all but certain) return of William Shatner as the one and only JAMES T. KIRK.

You knew a little thing like death couldn’t keep Kirk down.

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58. DavidJ - July 26, 2007

You know, rereading his comments, it sounds like Abrams was just being diplomatic by suggesting they’d try to squeeze Shatner in.

I mean, seriously, what ELSE was he going to say in front of a ravenous crowd of fanboys? LOL

59. Spud - July 26, 2007

I told you folks that Nimoy would only play the role of Spock! Not his father. Now a young Kirk perhaps James Spader as a young Kirk. :) And for the record it will be a post Generations setting up a flash back. And look for Shatner to play an older Kirk in the form of a Holodeck style. Or the use of Q’s ability’s. The Spud has spoken.

60. Hacom - July 26, 2007

FULL coverage here – with PICS!!

http://www.cinematical.com/2007/07/26/comic-con-paramounts-massive-panel-indiana-jones-iv-star-tre/

61. Spud - July 26, 2007

There will be no CGI work at all. The Spud has spoken.

62. Shadow6283 - July 26, 2007

As I suspected. Very nicely done, JJ. There’s hope for you yet. Never doubted it for a moment. I want MY Captain back in one way or another. There’s only one James Tiberius Kirk, and that’s William Shatner. AS it should be.

You DO NOT screw Bill Shatner around. People who ultimately matter in the debate shall not permit it. There are icons, and there ARE icons. Let’s leave it at that.

Stiff Shatner, my ^%$#@. No way, man.

Now, some of you nay-sayers use your big mouths on that. ;)

63. Shater + Nimoy + J.J = Big Box Office - July 26, 2007

As a long time fan of classic Star Trek I am thrilled to hear all the exciting news coming out of the comic con today.

I would have gone and seen the movie with or without Nimoy + Shatner, but with today’s news I am on cloud nine.

The worst case scenario is we get to see Leonard Nimoy as Spock. Best case scenario we get to see the original Kirk + Spock on screen together in the 21st century.

What could be cooler than that?

If Mr Abrams can bring Nimoy + Shatner on board this could be the biggest Star Trek film ever.

Looking forward to 12-25-08

64. Robert April - July 26, 2007

#63 “The worst case scenario is we get to see Leonard Nimoy as Spock. Best case scenario we get to see the original Kirk + Spock on screen together in the 21st century. What could be cooler than that?”

How about Kirk and Spock together again in the 24th century!!!

65. Adam Cohen - July 26, 2007

Ah, my nostalgia meter is off the scale at this moment. Classic Trek seems poised to return (in one shape or form, TBD). Nimoy is going to play Spock again! Think about that! And possibly Shatner?

Fascinating.

66. steve623 - July 26, 2007

Speaking for myself, I love Stater.

67. Todd Masterson - July 26, 2007

Dear JJ,

I humbly offer myself as an actor to play KIRK. I would love to do it!

http://www.myspace.com/tamasterson

Yours Truly, Todd

PS Thank you Anthony for the great TREK reporting

68. Shadow6283 - July 26, 2007

#64-

Hell, no…

69. Michael Hall - July 26, 2007

Wow. I live in San Diego, and since I started a new job this week was a little put-out that I couldn’t attend the Abrams panel. Now I’m glad to have saved the money. Given all the build-up, I’d have to call the lack of new information a real disappointment. :-(

70. VOODOO - July 26, 2007

It looks like Xai, Anthony and Dennis were right about Shatner still getting a role in the film.

We should have listened to those guys.

StillKirok is going to be upset that the writers we not lying (I got your back StillKirok)

Although Shatner is not a done deal I agree with one of the above posters who said “it’s all but certain Nimoy and Shatner will both appear in this film”

To all the people who want Kirk to have a better ending. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

71. Stel Pavlou - July 26, 2007

How to have Shatner as Kirk in the movie is easy. Just have him in the movie. Then somewhere near the end have some line about how he, like Spock, was brought back from the dead. Leave that to fan speculation (or a future movie.) Plus it adds a little fun shock/speculation value.

72. Zazzo - July 26, 2007

Is there any video yet?

73. cap10kirk - July 26, 2007

They could use the Nexus Kirk to form a flashback where he is reliving his first moments stepping on to the bridge. somehow due to the mindmeld he ages Spock in his fantasy as well so we get Nimoy and Shatner then we go with the young Kirk and Spock and complete this adventure he was reliving in the nexus. then abrahms can add the deleted scenes where kirk survived to the DVD. The novelization did have Kirk use the power of the Nexus

74. Camaro 09 - July 26, 2007

Could Shatner’s statements from the last few weeks have been a publicity stunt?

Are Abrams + co. doing all this to create speculation about Shatner’s return?

Think of all the free publicity they are getting.

75. Shadow6283 - July 26, 2007

Oh, this is gonna be a very fun time…

Oh, man, am I going to enjoy this over the coming year…

76. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - July 26, 2007

Jamie Bamber would be good but for some reason I think James Franco might be better. Very young Shatnerish

77. Smike van Dyke - July 26, 2007

Suggestion for Kirk (one and only):

EION BAILEY! There ain’t no other Kirk! Cast him or get LOST again!

78. Chuck Amuck - July 26, 2007

I, too, was expecting (and hoping for) at least a little something more about the new Trek film, but it’s no biggie. We got a new poster, confirmation on Nimoy and Quinto, and the possibility of Shatner returning as Kirk. Not bad. I’m surprised they didn’t mention anything about Grunberg, though.

As for Jame Bamber playing Kirk, I haven’t seen any of the new BSG so I don’t know about his acting ability, but Bamber does look somewhat like Shatner, so he might be able to fit the bill. Franco, on the other hand… not so much. I just don’t see him in the role, regardless of how “Shatnerish” he seems. :P

79. Smike van Dyke - July 26, 2007

James Franco is a Spidey-Baddie type cast., none’d take him seriously as Kirk … Jamie Bamber is …well, Apollo, isn’t he?

EION BAILEY = Shatner = Kirk!

It’s a matter of sense:

EION BAILEY as James T. Krk
ZACHARY QUINTO as Mr Spock
GARY SINESE as Dr McCoy
PAUL McGILLION as Scotty

You don’t need a casting agency for these ones! You don’t need glasses to see it! You even don’t need a BRAIN! They’ve always been here! It IS them. full stop.

Well, the first one’s already been chosen. Three to go, Mr. A.

80. Greg2600 - July 26, 2007

58 – DavidJ. I would agree that Abrams might have been diplomatic, but with Nimoy there and all the press, to come out and fib would be disastrous for him. I really hope he is serious about working Shatner into the movie, because yet again he has let it be known. If it doesn’t work out, look out! I’ve also got the feeling strongly that they haven’t settled on Shatner’s role yet, because they’re trying to make it worthwhile. Which is much better than them going nuts trying to fit Generations continuity, for which I could care less.

70 – This is what I support as well. Write Shatner in so it makes sense to have old Kirk. Worry about Generations some other day or not at all. Will anyone care?

73 – I think Shatner was being truthful (he’s not in the film), yet also Shatner. He’s been sad, exciting, insane, sane, boisterous, calm, back and forth. Bill has often made contradictory statements, especially in regards to his career in Star Trek. That’s what makes him so funny.

81. Smike van Dyke - July 26, 2007

Get Ray Liotta s an older Pike…Wow! Elder Pike…I like the sound of that! Gonna lova see Jennifer Garner as Nurse Chapel, too. Gabriel Union, a must-have Uhura…These are No-Brainers…They’re just BORN that way!

82. snake - July 26, 2007

nice ZQ & LN as spock, tos logo, maybe shat…def not a reboot then :) as for kirk? some1 suggested bamber.. good call. some other suggestions – colin farrel, ryan phillipe, leo dicaprio, james van der beek, chris evans (sunshine, fan 4)

83. Xai - July 26, 2007

Thoughts,
It’s good that this finally feels like it’s getting off the ground and some things are finally known.
I feel good about Quinto and Nimoy… well I am surprised by Nimoy’s participation. He either has a substancial part or he’s finally feeling that urge for one last curtain call.
It’ my opinion that some of today’s quotes were meant for one person, Shatner. JJ wants him there and I don’t doubt that there’s a version of the script that includes old Kirk. I think that if this is going to happen, you’ll see a press conference called within two to three weeks with some spectacle. And if he’s onboard, he’ll be announced with the other Kirk actor at that time. This could be a case where one or the other is signed and they are waiting for the other… but who knows?
I’ve said on many posts that I’m going to the movie, Shatner or no Shatner… all I ask for is a good movie that isn’t mucked-up with too many explainations, time travel, nexi, or “generations”-fixers.
May we all enjoy the movie, but if you plan on bringing your canon-check-list clipboard on opening day, don’t sit next to me. ;-)

84. Tom - July 26, 2007

If Nimoy agreed to be in the movie it will be worthwhile! He has a good sense of what makes good Star Trek. And he’s said in the past he won’t play Spock again unless it’s a meaningful role (which is why he passed on Generations)

The poster is cool, but maybe too retro. I know they want people to think this movie is TOS (no ENT, TNG, VOY or DS9), the one that started it all. But I think they can start taking a little license with the material (they will be anyway).

Jamie Bamber is a good actor, but like Damon, he may be too old. Also he’s too well associated with another genre piece, which is probably in production right now.

If this movie is about the meeting of Lts. Kirk and Spock, then it’s quite possible that there will be no other TOS characters featured. The assembling of Kirk’s crew may have to wait for a later film.

85. snake - July 26, 2007

nice. ZQ & LN as spock, tos logo, maybe shat…def not a reboot then :) as for kirk? some1 suggested bamber.. good call. other suggestions – colin farrel, ryan phillipe, leo dicaprio, james van der beek, chris evans (sunshine)

86. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - July 26, 2007

Hulk Hogan for Kirk

“Phasers on stun, Brother!!!”

87. Ben - July 26, 2007

Great news. Excellent poster. Real Star Trek.

The thought of Jamie Bamber as Kirk? Not a bad idea at all.

88. dalek - July 26, 2007

Kirk and Spock POST generations, forget PRE. i want Kirk to have happy future so i can enjoy his past adventures!

89. Shadow6283 - July 26, 2007

Jamie Bamber?

Please.

Never happen.

Next…:P

90. snake - July 26, 2007

10 years ago i think sean patrick flannery (young indiana jones) wud have been a good choice as he looked like a young shat ~ too old now though

91. Anthony Pascale - July 26, 2007

commentary moved to video of panel thread
http://trekmovie.com/2007/07/26/comic-con-video-of-jj-abrams-star-trek-panel/

92. Hooah Wife and friends » Blog Archive » Star Trek News - August 9, 2007

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