On a number of occasions over 2007 TrekMovie.com had to debunk rumors that Tom Cruise would appear in the new Star Trek. At one point he was to be the villain, then Pike, then just a cameo (all not going to happen), but that doesn’t mean he can’t board the Enterprise. Cruise is currently finishing up reshoots for his newest outing, the WW2 film Valkyrie, but found time to visit his pal JJ Abrams on the set of Star Trek.
A trusted source tells TrekMovie.com that Cruise, along with his daughter Suri, dropped by the Paramount Star Trek stages on Thursday. Cruise is reported to have taken the opportunity to sit in the captain’s chair on the new set for the USS Enterprise. Sources indicate that the production has been focusing on scenes on the Enterprise and the bridge this week. However, there is no indication Cruise shot (or will shoot) anything for Star Trek. Apparently he is just a fan and of course he and the director bonded when Cruise brought JJ Abrams out of the world of TV to direct Mission: Impossible III.
Cruise is not the only famous face to visit the set. Just a few weeks ago Karl Urban revealed that Steven Spielberg came by for a visit early on in the shoot. Apparently there have been others. It seems that JJ Abrams’ ultra-secret Star Trek set is one the the ‘in spots’ in Hollywood today.
Tom Cruise and his daughter (taken last August)