Whatever JJ Abrams has planned for the next instalment of Star Trek, it seems the Enterprise will have to take off without pasty android Data.
The man behind the hugely popular Star Trek Next Generation character, Brent Spiner, reckons he’s too old to go planet-hopping again.
“I don't think I should play Data anymore,” Spiner told BANG showbiz and comingsoon.net. “I think I'm too old to play him anymore. To be honest, I think it would look stupid putting that make-up on me at this point. There are certain characters that I think work in a youthful way and I think I really skated along the edge in the last couple movies as it was.”
Paramount have hired M:i:III helmer Abrams to revamp the Star Trek movie franchise and are hoping to get the new flick into cinemas sometime in 2008. JJ’s plans have been kept firmly under wraps, with rumours that Good Will Hunting buddies Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are both in the frame to play a young Captain Kirk.
Despite Spiner’s insistence that he won’t don the skin-tight suit again, don’t completely rule out the star doing a U-turn… if the moolah is too good to turn down that is.
“Having said all that, you'll see the movie and there I'll be in all the make-up… then you'll know I got a very sweet deal.”