By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
Do you remember back in May when we posted the rumor that Ben Affleck was a very possible option to play the young Captain Kirk in the next Star Trek movie under JJ Abrams (read HERE)? Well, the rumors just keep getting better and better.
I mean, if you can't have one actor from Goodwill Hunting why not try the other?
Do you see where I am going with this?
OK, OK, it turns out that JJ Abrams might have his heart set on Matt Damon to play the young Captain Kirk. Ehh, I thought Affleck was the better option.
Matt Damon as Captain Kirk
According to a report over at TheInsider, it would seem that JJ Abrams has his photon torpedoes locked on Matt Damon to play the cocky, wet behind the ears Captain Kirk.
Will MATT DAMON get beamed up? Could happen. I'm told J.J. ABRAMS is very interested in casting the Oscar-winning Damon as a young Captain Kirk in the upcoming 'Star Trek' movie that he's directing and producing. He's so interested that he's apparently already sought support from the original Kirk, WILLIAM SHATNER. "Shatner gave his blessing," my source says. "J.J. got his approval." Damon first popped up in Trekkie circles as soon as the Abrams-'Star Trek' deal was announced. Rumor had it that the new movie would center on Kirk and Spock's early days at a space academy. "J.J. wants Damon as Capt. Kirk," my source reports. "He really loves the idea."
I got it! We will have Matt Damon play Captain Kirk and Ben Affleck as Spock!