Comic-Con News: Quinto Is Spock, Kirk Not Yet CastBy Michelle
July 26, 2007 - 11:29 PM
Director and executive producer J.J. Abrams has announced that Zachary Quinto - one of the stars of Heroes - will play Spock in his upcoming eleventh Star Trek film, and confirmed that Leonard Nimoy will play the older Spock as well.
TrekMovie.com has just updated from Comic-Con in San Diego, stating that Abrams attended the Star Trek panel along with fellow producers Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burke as well as screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The group said that the pivotal role of Captain Kirk - until recently rumoured to be Matt Damon's - has not been cast.
Abrams introduced Quinto as the new Spock and confirmed William Shatner's statements that Leonard Nimoy would appear in the film as Spock in later years. The writers still want Shatner to appear as well as the original Kirk, but have not yet worked out a way for to bring in the character as an older man.
StarTrek.com has just updated its main page with an image of the new preview poster.