At Comic-Con, director talks upcoming 'Ready Player One,' based on the bestseller by Ernest Cline and chock full of references to 1980s' pop culture
The Enterprise is going beyond Star Trek Beyond. With the latest big-screen episode in the vaunted 50-year-old franchise still days away, Paramount announced Monday that there would be fourth installment featuring J.J. Abrams’ rebooted cast. Although the studio had moved to lock up stars Chris Pine (Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock) to additional films over a year ago, there had been some question about the future following the troubled production of Beyond.
At London premiere, Zachary Quinto, Justin Lin, express support for decision despite pushback from actor George Takei, who played the character originally
On Thursday the Herald Sun reported that John Cho’s character in Star Trek Beyond, Hikaru Sulu, is gay. Cho himself said it was intended by the movie’s writers, Simon Pegg and Justin Lin, as a tribute to the original series’ Sulu, George Takei.
In the summer of 1968, George Takei attended a pool party at the Hollywood Hills home of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. The actor, then 31 and famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise, swam up to his boss and “had a conversation with him, a very private one. I was still closeted, so I did not want to come out to him.”
Simon Pegg swang by The Tonight Show in a Ron Weasley “get up” to celebrate Harry Potter’s upcoming 35th birthday on July 31st. His take on Ron was a little sadder than Rupert Grint’s. When he wasn’t sobbing, he was taking swigs of whiskey and crying about Hermione Granger leaving him.