There is a new rumor being floated by the UK’s Daily Star tabloid that singer Robbie Williams (wiki page) is in "final discussions" to be the new James T. Kirk in the new Star Trek film. According to their report Williams is a big time Trekkie who "jumped at the chance." The Star even claims to have a quote from director JJ Abrams saying "I think he’d be a good Captain Kirk. The Kirk in my movie is quite young, it’s like the early years…. But I can’t comment on who we are casting just yet. You’ll have to wait." TrekMovie.com cannot confirm this rumor and has heard nothing about it to date (unlike both the Nimoy and Quinto casting which there were rumblings of for the last couple months).
The 33 year old (recently out of rehab) Williams is an accomplished singer, but has almost no acting experience. At his Comic-Con panel yesterday JJ Abrams announced his new Spock (Zachary Quinto), but did say he was still looking for his Kirk and noted that it was ‘tough’ to cast the role.[see story] Anything is possible, but bear in mind the Star is the same tabloid that claimed Tom Cruise would be playing Spock.
Photoshop of Williams/Kirk by TrekMovie.com community member Steve Moss (who did our Quinto/Spock image as well)