Cruise As Pike In “Star Trek”?
IGN Movies says that according to a trusted source, director J.J. Abrams would like to have an A-list star cameo in his forthcoming big-screen reboot of “Star Trek.”
The source claims that Abrams is wooing his “Mission: Impossible III” star Tom Cruise to cameo as Captain Christopher Pike. Cruise’s last big-screen cameo was in “Austin Powers in Goldmember.”
Pike was James T. Kirk’s predecessor as captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise and Mr. Spock’s first commanding officer. Jeffrey Hunter portraryed him in the unaired TV pilot, “The Cage.”