Simon Pegg and John Cho join the cast of the new Star Trek movie. Simon Pegg will be playing Scotty. John Cho will be playing Sulu. In a comment to StarTrek.com about the casting of Cho as Sulu, George Takei said…
“Sulu’s in good hands. John Cho is an exciting actor. I’ve seen Cho in many productions at East West Players and he always brings a vigorous sense of individuality to his roles. Under the leadership of J.J. Abrams, the Star Trek franchise is being infused with new energy and I hope John Cho plays a critical part for many years — and films — to come.”
—George Takei, October 12, 2007
I agree with Mr. Takei that John Cho is a talented actor. I’m still unsure if anyone has enough talent to take on such an iconic role and not be seen as a poor substitute.
Mr. Scott’s shoes will be just as hard to fill. Simon Pegg may have a tough time living up to the character so closely associated with James Doohan.
I believe both actors are capable of performing their roles very well. Most of my worries come from the fans. I don’t know if enough fans will be able to accept new actors portraying characters that are so dear to them. I just hope Star Trek can survive if they don’t.
[tags]Fandoms, Star Trek, Casting, Sci-Fi, Movies, Sulu, George Takei, John Cho, Scotty, James Doohan, Simon Pegg, J.J. Abrams [/tags]