A new rumor claims Brie Larson is ready to beam up.
The new Star Trek film franchise is going to be a complete redesign of what fans have grown to know with the J.J. Abrams-led reboot series, starting in 2009. That entire trilogy of films is done with, and no new installments are apparently coming. Sure, there might be a television crossover with a character or two rumored to be in the works, but that’s more speculation than anything concrete. So with the films all but done in their current form, that means there are spaces for new stars to step in. Enter Brie Larson.
Larson is apparently trying to get in on the new Star Trek film franchise according to Giant Freaking Robot. There’s no more information other than that, and with the new series seemingly being developed as an independent franchise and not one dependent on a television property, there might be a huge opportunity for Larson to join the cast.
Brie Larson is a polarizing figure.
Brie Larson being attached to the project may not be the big coup that some think it is. Over the last few years, Larson has begun to be more outspoken on a variety of subjects and has at times put her mouth in her foot when trying to champion causes.
This has caused her to be very polarizing and polarizing figures don’t make for great leading men or women when trying to launch a property. That doesn’t mean she’d be bad in any role she gets in Star Trek, as she’s a very talented actress and from a pure talent perspective, would be a huge boon for the film franchise.
Larson could serve as the film’s lead, or even as a minor cameo character. This isn’t too uncommon for Star Trek, as they’ve always attracted some pretty popular fans. Think a cameo spot is unlikely? Well, remember this; Daniel Craig had a cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he was under a Storm Trooper’s helmet the whole time.
Sure, it totally makes sense that Larson could be in a small cameo role or as the star of the film. Either way, the only thing that will matter when it comes to the next Star Trek film isn’t if Larson is in it or not, it’s if the film is good or not.