There have been no shortage of rumours flying around about casting for Star Trek XI, but I haven’t been following them too closely because initially it just seemed like it was too early for anyone to really know anything. Now that J.J. Abrams has officially signed on as director, and the Starfleet Academy backstory seems to be solidifying, I decided to look into things a little further, and see exactly who is supposedly being considered. According to IGN, here’s how the major roles are currently shaping up.
First of all, it seems that Matt Damon is indeed the frontrunner to play the young Captain Kirk, and negotiations with Paramount are reportedly quite far along. Next up, we have word that Spock may be played by Adrien Brody… that’s two Oscar winners so far, not too shabby. Now the next one is the one I happen to like the most: Gary Sinise taking over for the late DeForrest Kelley as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy! Isn’t that perfect? I thought so. These would seem to compose the “big 3″, and sources say they are the closest to signing on. Previous rumours have included James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland) as Scotty, and Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) as Sulu. What do you think… is the new Star Trek shaping up in a way you are happy with?» Related Link: IGN Filmforce [via]