Time to debunk another rumor started by another fake social networking page. This time it is report from a fake Chris Pine page on Facebook providing a Star Trek sequel "spoiler". More details below.
Chris Pine NOT posting Star Trek sequel spoilers on Facebook
A post from February from a purported Chris Pine on Facebook claimed the actor had been sent a draft Star Trek sequel script and the page went on to reveal that Kirk had a "love interest" and it was "all looking very exciting". The six week old post was picked up this week by TrekWeb and has since been reported by a number of other sites including MTV, Blastr and more….all believing it to be true. While it would be no shock for Captain Kirk to have a love interest in the 2012 Star Trek film, this is another case of a false rumor.
TrekMovie has confirmed with Chris Pine’s publicist that the Facebook page in question is not genuine and that Pine has no official Facebook page, Twitter account or website. There are a number of Facebook ‘fan pages’ but those clearly identify themselves as such, as does Chris-Pine.org, a popular fan site. Unlike his fellow Star Trek stars like Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg, Pine seems to be happy living life off the grid of celebrity social networking.
TrekMovie has also confirmed that the actors have not been sent any Star Trek sequel script drafts, which should have been evidenced by Simon Pegg’s Paul media tour over the last couple of weeks where the actor consistently stated he had not seen a script. And if you remember, just last week Pegg said he and Chris Pine had failed to squeeze any Star Trek sequel spoilers from producer Brian Burk.
More love for James T. Kirk in Star Trek sequel?
– probably but for now it is just a rumor
UPDATE: Script not finished yet
Many of the sites reporting this false rumor have also taken it as confirming that the Star Trek sequel script is finished. However, according to co-writer Roberto Orci, it isn’t ready just yet. If you look down into the comments, Orci (and yes it is really Bob Orci), posted the following comment:
boborci: Wish it was true that he had read a great script se we wouldn’t have to finish it!
We will be keeping a close eye on developments in that area, so stay tuned to TrekMovie for all updates regarding the Star Trek sequel.
UPDATE 2: Fake Chris Pine Page Removed
It is kind of ironic that just two weeks ago Facebook disabled William Shatner’s actual official Facebook page without warning (believing it to be fake), while an actual fake Chris Pine page was still there spreading false rumors to thousands of ‘friends’ who believe it is genuine. Chris Pine’s publicist tells TrekMovie they notified Facebook about the hoaxer, and not long after that Facebook removed the page.