In spite of rumors to the contrary, Jack Black won’t be playing Harry Mudd in Star Trek XII.
As reported by Ain’t It Cool News, an inquiry to J.J. Abrams resulted in the following response. “Yes, talking to Jack Black about doing something, but not Mudd.”
Abrams admitted to casual conversations about Star Trek XII with those to be involved in its creation/production, but nothing formal has begun in the way of discussion. “Bryan, Damon, Alex and Bob and I have not had meeting one about a sequel,” said Abrams. “Brief, casual, blue-sky conversations, of course. But ‘okay, what’s next for The Crew?’ Not a meeting. So any character decisions, let alone actor discussions, feel like a ways away.”
Then Abrams took a poke at those who had criticized his plentiful use of lens flares in Star Trek XI. “I can tell you one thing,” he said. “For the sequel? I think we should have a shitload more lens flares.”