The casting of a young version of Kirk seems to confirm the rumor that we will, in fact, see different timelines in the upcoming film. One would assume that most of Bennett’s scenes will be with Jennifer Morrisonand Chris Hemsworth who play Kirk’s parents, George and Winona Kirk.
With the casting of Bennett as the Young Kirk and the casting of Marlene Forte as “Chief Transporter” a few days ago it appears as if all the major roles in the film have now been cast.
Major plot details “Star Trek XI” are still being kept under wraps, but it is understood that the movie chronicles the early days of the Enterprise crew. The Paramount Pictures project began shooting in November and is expected to continue until March. Release is scheduled for Christmas Day, 2008.
The Updated Cast List For “Star Trek XI”
- Chris Hemsworth (George Samuel Kirk Sr.)
- Jennifer Morrison (Winona Kirk)
- Chris Pine (Capt. James T. Kirk)
- Jimmy Bennett (Young Kirk)
- Leonard Nimoy (Spock)
- Ben Cross (Sarek – Spock’s father)
- Winona Ryder (Amanda Grayson – Spock’s mother)
- Zachary Quinto (Young Spock)
- Bruce Greenwood (Capt. Christopher Pike)
- Karl Urban (Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy)
- Simon Pegg (Scotty)
- John Cho (Sulu)
- Zoe Saldana (Nyota Uhura)
- Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov)
- Eric Bana (the villain, Nero)
- Rachel Nichols (Janice Rand?)
- Clifton Collins Jr. (Ayel)
- Tyler Perry (head of Starfleet Academy)
- Marlene Forte (Chief Transporter)