Now that filming has started on Star Trek (11) news about the movie will no doubt start increasing in frequency and intensity. I imagine that security surrounding this will rival that of Fort Knox, but tidbits always seem to squeak through the cracks.
The following must be classified strictly as rumor, although IESB says that they've received the info from a couple of different sources. Their info often turns out to be accurate but I can think of at least one instance of "rock solid" info that turned out to be bogus (Tom Welling as Superman in Justice League).
Anyway, the info that follows would explain how the time travel aspect of the story would allow "old Spock" to interact with "young Spock," and my first reaction is that I think it's pretty cool as it takes ideas from two episodes (one from TOS and one from TNG) that are considered among the best.
Be warned, if they turn out to be true there are very, VERY BIG SPOILERS following including how we first meet Kirk, the overall plot of the film and details about Nimoy and Quinto's interactions.
The following contradicts some info I've been given, specifically regarding Romulans being the villains vs Klingons (admittedly I'm hearing from everywhere else that it's Romulans) and it seems that Nimoy does in fact have a substantial role in the film.
Again, big spoilers ahead although the info is not confirmed or official.
- Romulans (led by 'Nero') use the Guardian of Forever to go back and kill Kirk.
- Old Spock goes back and enlists the help of young Spock (who has not yet met Kirk) to stop this from happening.
- We first meet Kirk while he is going through the Kobayashi Maru test at Starfleet Academy.
If true, the Romulans are probably from "The Next Generation" era, and this would dovetail nicely with Nimoy's age. Of course a big part of the mystery is where will the Romulans attempt to kill Kirk and will it be up close and personal or during a starship battle? If it's in space, the Romulans will need to somehow get hold of a ship from Kirk and crew's era.
I don't know about you, but this is sounding very intriguing to me. Despite some of the more recent odd casting choices I'm still pretty excited about this one.
If you don't know what the Guardian of Forever or Kobayshi Maru test is, head over to IESB via the following link where they explain it for non-Trek fans. :-)
Source: IESB via TrekMovie