Batman Begins, Casino Royale, The Incredible Hulk, Terminator Salvation, Star Trek. Soon we're gonna need an Internet Franchise-Reboot Database.
Star Trek is the only one of the franchises mentioned that even comes close to having as many movies as Bond, both of them originated nearly half a century ago, but unlike Bond, constantly recasting the same character, Trek boldly went the other way, introducing a new cast with each iteration of the TV show. Until now. What with the critical acclaim and near unprecedented anticipation for JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot, it's not a leap of Vulcan logic to assume that the approach may be repeated in the future, putting a fresh new spin on characters that have already been established.
The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager. Remade. It may be another half a century away, but if it's not we at Movie Moron have a suggestion or two for who might be able to fill those Starfleet issue boots of theirs.The "Kirks"
Just because Matt Damon didn't get to play Kirk, doesn't mean we can't think big! Abrams certainly started off that way, and the big names are a good indicator of the kind of people that should be looked at to take on the characters. The fact that they were thinking Damon as Kirk means he was a stepping stone to Pine as Kirk.
Let's face it, you can't replace Patrick Stewart for anything, ever. I feel sorry for the poor soul next in line to play Charles Xavier, but Ralph Fiennes can do imposing leader as seen in Schindler's List and Harry Potter, he can do Shakespearean melodrama, he's British, and he looks cool without hair - and hose are the fundamentals of Jean-Luc Picard!
As for Benjamin Sisko, there's really only Idris Elba. Seriously, who else? Sisko always bent the rules a little more than his fellow captains, and Elba has definitely got the charisma and shady side the character could use.
Katherine Janeway needs to be calm and authoritative, kind of like Cate Blanchett's Queen Elizabeth. Seeing as how Blanchett's been there, done that, and has her toe in the genre pool with Lord of the Rings let's give someone else a chance. Kate Winslet has all those qualities and is yet to star in a film of this kind.The "Spocks"
Thanks to the ingenious character that is Spock, he's become archetypal in the Trek universe. So much so that no version of Trek is complete without a character that is removed from humanity as we know it and struggles to understand it. These characters need aloof dispositions, perplexed faces and monotonous voices.
Jeremy Davies as Data. The dude is a legend on Lost and has only appeared on around twenty of its hundred episode so far. He's brilliant at the two things Data needs to be brilliant at: exposition and a constant 'i wish i didn't have to dumb this down for you' face.
Doug Jones Odo makes sense because he can act his way out of a paper bag, and that's pretty much what Odo wears. That and an insane amount of make-up. Seven of Nine, despite Jeri Ryan's considerable acting talents, as showcased in The OC and Shark, put us firmly in model-turned-actress territory for obvious reasons, and thanks to The Tricia Helfer precedent, this is no longer frowned upon. Somebody teach Doutzen Kroes how to act and put her on a cinema screenn. Seriously, that's like Grace Kelly reincarnated.
Jake Gyllenhaal has the babyface/bearded combo going on, and the swagga required to play Riker. Nick Frost should play O'Brien, simply because he probably harbours a deep resentment towards long-time friend Simon Pegg for getting to be Scotty - and nobody wants to see that friendship end!
Chakotay is really hard to re-cast, there's literally nobody I can think of...so I'm handing over to you! Obviously we left a lot of other characters out, whou do YOU think could play them? Sean Patrick Thomas as Geordi La Forge? Terry Crews as Worf? Megan Fox as Dax? Go crazy!