Will Tom Cruise Join the Star Trek Cast?

Posted on August 8, 2007

Here's an interesting and somewhat disturbing rumor: Tom Cruise may do a cameo as Captain Christopher Pike in the upcoming J.J. Abrams Star Trek film. The rumor can be found on Cinema Blend which is crediting IGN as the source of the rumor.
It makes sense that Pike would be in the movie, if it really is a film about the first adventures of Kirk and Spock aboard the Enterprise, as everyone seems to think. Pike was the ship’s captain before Kirk, Spock served with him as his science officer, and in fact the original pilot for ‘Star Trek’ the TV show was shot with Jeffrey Hunter in command of Enterprise as Captain Christopher Pike. It was only after the show was picked up that Shatner was brought in to play Kirk.
We loved Mission: Impossible 3! We love us some J.J. Abrams around here, being long time Alias and Lost fans. Tom Cruise is no stranger to action roles or futuristic roles. He could be great as Pike. It would be logical for Abrams to look first to actors he has worked with in the past.

We're not as concerned with who the cameo is -- we want to know if Matt Damon will be Kirk? Will he or won't he? It's driving us nuts. And after the Bourne Ultimatum's $70 million+ opening weekend, Damon will be expensive.

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