Star Trek: Eric Bana As Villain And Do We Have Kirk?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:43 pm,
star trek possible cast2 Star Trek: Eric Bana As Villain And Do We Have Kirk?

[UPDATE: Scotty and Sulu have been cast!]

Look up at the image on the left and you may be seeing (finally!) what Captain Kirk will look like in the upcoming Star Trek movie. That would be actor Chris Pine, who is possibly going to have to choose between this film and a drama where he would co-star with George Clooney.


I think that at least as far as looks Mike Vogel, the last fellow that was rumored would be a good choice as well. Actually I think that Pine is just about a dead ringer for Captain Christopher Pike more than he is for Kirk.

In other news, Eric Bana (who played Bruce Banner in the last Hulk film) will be playing the main villain in the film. He’s a character named “Nero” and that’s all that we know at this point.

I’ve said before that after having been beaten and battered by what’s happened to Star Trek over the last 15 years or so with Berman and Braga at the helm I had pretty much lost hope for any really good new movies or shows. However I must admit that I’m starting to get optimistic about this new film, and that makes me excited because I’m a HUGE Star Trek fan (yes, much more so than I am a Star Wars fan: fire away!),

Everyone involved in the production is saying the right things so far in regards to their love of the series, their respect for canon, wanting to rejuvenate the franchise and their approach to this film. Over at the most excellent TrekMovie.com there are a couple of interviews with co-writer and executive producer Robert Orci that bolster my opinion of this film.

Check them out here:

Robert Orci Interview: Part 1

Robert Orci Interview: Part 2

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  1. I just want a good film, and I think they’ll deliver!

    heath

  2. “I’m a HUGE Star Trek fan (yes,much more so than I am a Star Wars fan:fire away)”
    LOL! That’s very funny,great sense of humor,there,Vic!

    I am,on the other hand,a little more of a Star Wars guy,but I love the first 3 Trek films and the original TV show. I think it’s cool that they’re introducing a new villain,and the cast looks great. BTW,I really like the photoshop job that you’ve done with the picture,Vic. Does anyone know what the tenative release date is? Last I heard it was Dec. 25,2008,more than a YEAR away sadly. I can’t wait to see this movie,hopefully there will be lots of action (which I like!). I’m going to see this film with my uncle,who is also a HUGE Trek fan.

  3. Christmas ’08 is still the target release date, yup.

    My favorite series is definitely TOS with Kirk and company. I’m really enjoying the special edition episodes they’re putting out right now with update visual effects.

    Vic

  4. BTW, the only photoshop job that’s mine is Chekov. Most of the others come from TrekMovie.com.

    Vic

  5. Special Edition episodes with updated special FX? Really? I had NO IDEA! That must be cool! Please tell me,if you don’t mind,where can I get them,how long have they been out,and how expensive they are. That just sounds SO awesome,I’ve gotta check that out,and I think I just found a great Christmas gift for my Uncle!

  6. They’re being broadcast right now. You can find more info on the episodes here:

    http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/TOS/article/28095.html

    Vic

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