Olyphant says: "I went in and met with J.J. Abrams about one of the characters. That led to a series of conversations, and I was very flattered. Lots of e-mails were exchanged between the two of us. Ultimately, I think we both were aware that it just didn't make sense. It was a mutual thing." But, that being said, Timothy says that he's still a huge fan of Abrams: "If [Abrams] called to ask me to do anything, I would do it." After Star Trek, the director is supposed to take on the untitled project about real-life student, Hunter Scott. At 12, he researched the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis during WWII and had the case reopened. Olyphant could definitely handle some military work, so we might just see Olyphant take on a role in that, if he gets the call.
But first up is the Trek, so just who was he in talks to portray? MTV thinks it might have been Dr. McCoy... and if not, maybe Nero or Kirk. Should he have been in the cast? If so, as who?