Just in case the news that Simon Pegg has been cast as Scotty in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek wasn’t weird enough for you today, now we hear that John Cho – the guy from Harold and Kumar! – has been cast as Sulu.
One of the Tremor Brothers from Smokin’ Aces as Kirk. Sylar from Heroes as Spock. Anton Yelchin as Chekov. Zoe Saldana as Uhura. Shaun of the Dead as Scotty. And now Harold as Sulu? This is a totally fucking bizarre cast for a major blockbuster and the rebirth of a franchise. Frankly, with one or two exceptions – Simon Pegg and Eric Bana – this sounds like a cast that could be thrown together for a new TV series reboot of Star Trek. And I’m not 100% sold on the combined acting power of this cast (although what’s funny is that the guy I am least concerned about is Pegg – seeing him in Hot Fuzz really proved that he has a lot of range. Not that he could do a Scottish accent, but you have to give him the benefit of the doubt).
JJ Abrams, I really fucking hope you know what you’re doing.