A new report cites a source (presumably attending the LA premiere of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) who claims the upcoming Star Trek movie will not have any original Star Trek stars in it. So no Shatner, Nimoy, etc. See more details below.
Report: No (original) Star Trek stars in Star Trek sequel
Showbizz 411 had this bit in their report from the Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol premire:
The next “Star Trek” installment, directed by J.J. Abrams, will have no members of the original cast. No Shatner, no Nimoy. No classic recipe Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, Chekhov or Sulu. The last “Star Trek” film featured Leonard Nimoy as Spock. But sources close to the next film, many of whom worked with Abrams on the new “Mission Impossible,” confirmed for me last night that none of the originals has been invited back this time. “MI4″‘s Simon Pegg, who now plays Scotty (original Scotty, James Doohan, is in space heaven now with original Bones, DeForrest Kelly), quipped, “That would involve time travel. And if the real Scotty showed up, that would be something.”
As for the actors themselves, Leonard Nimoy has said on a number of occasions that he does not expect to return for the sequel and he feels that he has passed the baton to Zachary Quinto and the new crew. As for the rest of the original Star Trek crew, all (especially Shatner) would love to get a chance to suit up again.
As noted by TrekMovie before, many crew members (in addition to the producers) of the fourth Mission movie are also working on the Star Trek sequel, however this report is from an unnamed source so should be treated as rumor.
Leonard Nimoy in 2009 "Star Trek" – report says he and his fellow original series stars will not be seen in the sequel
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